About the Photos, in the order they appear.

1. Airplane view of Camp Merritt 1919, from the phamplet (see link below).

2. Postcard, the Enlisted Men's Club of Camp Merritt, NJ. Supervised by Army Chaplains.

3. Postcard, Ambulances, USA Base Hospital

4. Postcard, Camp Merritt Inn, Camp Merritt, NJ

5. Postcard, Colored Victory Boys, Camp Merritt, NJ

6. Postcard, the Enlisted Men's Club of Camp Merritt, NJ. Supervised by Army Chaplains.

7. Postcard, Picket No. 3, Main Entrance and YWCA Hostess House, Camp Merritt, NJ

8. Postcard, Camp Merritt Monument The Camp Merritt Monument on Knickerbocker and Madison in Cresskill marks the center of Camp Merritt, the largest embarkation camp in the US during WWI. It covered 770 acres of Bergenfield, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, and Tenafly. More than a million servicemen passed through the site. 578,566 went overseas and 509,515 returned. About half of the troops left from Alpine Lnading by ferry and half left by train for Hoboken where they boarded ships for overseas.
Photo by Charles Szeglin

9. Postcard, WARD 32, USA Base Hospital, Camp Merritt, NJ

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Camp Merritt History

Camp Merritt 1924 Dedication Phamplet