Posted 4 years ago
This is a pair of Real Photo Postcards (RPPC) that date from WW1.
Each man worked as a boot and shoe shiner in a WW1 Training Camp. The men are identified in period ink as "Fatty" and "Bob". Fatty looks to be working on an officers riding boots, while Bob stands at attention in a borrowed uniform. Both are unusual 20th century occupationals.
The back of each postcard identifies the location as Camp Sevier. Camp Sevier was established in 1917 and was located near Greenville, SC.
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