|To establish dates for unknown early cabin photos, the following are particularly important:
Actual Photo of the Log Cabin at Camp Meade, 1918.
The Officer is believed to be Thomas H. Stilwell, of the Regimental Staff.
Click here to view the full-size 600 DPI scan (11.7 MegaBytes - 4890 pixels x 3450 pixels)
1922: Note that there are no finished walkways in the front of the cabin.|
An example of this postcard was found dated October 28, 1923, so this postcard was probably sold for a couple years.
1922: Note that there are no finished walkways in the front of the cabin:
And here is the back of the same postcard, showing a August 10, 1924 postmark.
(there is also an earlier example of this postcard written October 28, 1923 not shown).
You can see the back of this postcard here.
1922: Note there are no artillery weapons near the wall.
1923 (?) There are walkways now, but no fence posts:
|1928 - 1930||
This AZO postcard contains four squares on the back, which dates this card as between 1925 and the 1940's.
One example of this postcard was postmarked 1930.
Note the railings along the walkways (not yet replaced by the German shells),
and the artillery piece to the right of the cabin.
Notice the sizes of the bushes around the cabin, considerably higher thant the 1922 photos,
but by 1937 the bushes were up to the roof.
Click here to see the back of this postcard
John Shetler pointed out that the early cabin fence posts appear to be the same that Armies (British) used for stringing protective barbed wire during the War:
(notice especially the second soldier from the right, click to see the enlarged version of this 1914-1918 photo)
The set of three postcards below are from Roy L. Sawin, the first postcard is the same as above, but you can see different details.
This set of three does appear to be a set of similar vintage, as the Azo markings on the back are identical.
July 5, 1927 showing inside of the memorial log cabin, with a tent setup inside:|
1928 [postmark] same walkways as above, same triangle in foreground, the two-hole fence posts, the flag pole is behind the cabin, and the artillery weapon is visible near the wall:|
This photo was also used as the leading photo of the March 1932 newspaper (see below).
Back of this same postcard (Postmarked Sept 24 1928 from Valley Forge PA):
Note in the photos above, the wood fence to the left and right of the front door, this helps to date the photos from the 1920's.
1928 Aerial Photography of the 314th Infantry Log Cabin by the Victor Dallin Aerial Survey Company.
Aerial Photograph Courtesy of the Hagley Museum & Library, and Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society.
With special thanks to Roger Thorne and Mike Bertram of the Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society for making this aerial photograph available on this website.
Click here to see more aerial photographs provided Courtesy of the Hagley Museum & Library, and Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society.
Please note that as of March 1932 the German 17 cm Naval Shells are not yet present along the walkways.
This Azo Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) is probably the earliest showing the German 17cm Naval shells along the walkways.
The back of this postcard dates it from the time period 1926 through the 1940's,
but in comparison to the other photos on this page, this postcard is most likely from the 1930's.
(click the image to see full-size)
You can see the back of the postcard here.
See the Back of the Postcard here
Brand name: C. T. Art-Colortone.
The Code "7B-H1304" appears inside the "Place Stamp Here" box, and according to this web page, the codes "7B-1", "7B-H1", and "7B-H2" indicate a 1947 printing.
As you might expect, postcards were sold for many years, this 1947 postcard we know was sold at least through 1951 (note that postage was still one cent).
See the Back of the Postcard here.
Wyco Color Productions, 410 Wyndon Road, Ambler, Pa. (215)646-7142, #24 C
Click here to see a close-up of the Red Birdhouses in each corner of the Log Cabin
|2008 Collection Move to AHEC|