This amazing picture was taken in 1918. The Statue of Liberty comprises of 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge, in Iowa.It was a midsummer day when the photograph was taken, with temperatures of 105 degrees F, and the officers and soldiers wore woolen uniforms. Many fainted from heat exhaustion.
I stole this from a wonderful lady named Anne Bradshaw. She is an award winning author.. Go check her out here. You can find all the facts about this photo there and you can check out her books their as well. She even has a new book coming out in Autumn of 2009, called "Famous Family Nights"..