Whippet Tanks Camouflaged in an Orchard

Black and white photograph taken by the Signal Corps during World War I. An American soldier is in the center of the photo, climbing around camouflaged Whippet tanks. Part of the Signal Corps' emblem is visible in the bottom left-hand corner of the image. The photo is mounted on a board, with the title on the board below the photo.
The Photographic Section of the Signal Corps was established in July 1917. It was responsible for the US Army's official ground and aerial photography of World War I.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1917-1918
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
emulsion (overall material)
cardboard (base material)
paper (label material)
overall, photograph: 5 3/8 in x 7 1/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 18.0975 cm
overall, folder: 9 1/2 in x 12 in; 24.13 cm x 30.48 cm
overall, object: 7 1/4 in x 8 1/2 in; 18.415 cm x 21.59 cm
place made
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Signal Corps
World War I
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Signal Corps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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