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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • TO EUROPE THE AMERICAN WAY

KP Cutups: 1943

KP Cutups: 1943

August 1943. Arden, N.Y. "Interracial activities at Camp Gaylord White, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp service. Campers help with the kitchen work." Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
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Union Settlement Camps

As so often happens with Shorpy photos this one led me down a fascinating rabbit hole.

Camp Gaylord White was one of 3 established in 1917 by NY's Union Settlement Association , a still active organization that has operated on the Upper East Side of Manhattan since 1895 helping waves of new immigrants adjust to life in the US. The camps were Camp Nathan Hale for boys, Camp Gaylord White for girls and Camp Ellen Marvin for mothers and young children. The camps exposed tens of thousands of inner-city youngsters, from 1917 to the 1960s, to the natural world.

 
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Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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