Boland, n.d., ca. 1919. Photograph. Item #275156
Original sepia-toned panorama photograph, 8 x 34.75 inches. Photograph shows massed uniformed troops with mounted officers and color guard in front on large open field with barracks and buildings in background. Photo M 1007 printed on negative. The 31st Artillery brigade was formed from Coast Artillery Corps Companies from Key West, Florida, January, 1918. They were sent to France and returned to New York in 1919. In October, 1919, they moved to Fort Lewis. The U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps (CAC) had an administrative corps responsibility for coastal, harbor and anti-aircraft defense of the U.S. and its territories between 1901 and 1950. M. D. Boland (1873-1950) was a Tacoma-based photographer who worked for over 30 years. First edition (first printing). Very good copy with wear to edges with chips at lower right corner and jagged 2.5 inch tear to top left edge, some detail loss to lower edge of photo.