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Notice to Appear for Physical Exam

Notice to Appear for Physical Exam

Physical Description
Ink on cardboard.
Specific History
This “Notice to Appear for Physical Exam” was sent to Benjamin Layton from Camp Wheeler, Georgia.
General History
The United States government established a draft board during World War II. The purpose was to establish which men were or were not qualified for military duty. Males were required to register, complete a physical, and a written exam as part of their screening. After testing was completed males were placed into various “categories.” Category one was the best qualified while cat-four indicated a male was disqualified for one of many reasons such as too many children, flat feet, or poor education. The draft board issued notices to report for classification, medical exams and induction.
Object Name
associated dates
Daniels, Captain L. P.
Layton, Benjamin T.
associated place
United States: Georgia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
average spatial: 26.8 cm x 20.6 cm; 10 9/16 in x 8 1/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
World War II
The Great Depression and World War II
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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