Log Cabin Memorial - Veterans 314th Infantry Regiment A.E.F.


314th Cabin Photos - Over the Decades

To establish dates for unknown early cabin photos, the following are particularly important:
  • Is there a flag on top of the front door of the cabin, or behind the cabin?
    On top of cabin = 1922 thru 1927 (?)
    By 1928 there is a large flagpole on the ground behind the cabin
    (Thanks to John Shetler for pointing out this easiest-to-spot difference of the oldest cabin photos)
  • Is there a walkway?
    No = 1922 or 1923
  • What type of fence lines the walkway?
    In the photos dated to 1925 - 1928 the walk-way has thin metal stakes with two circles in the middle and the top, strong with wire or rope.
    In postcard dated to 1937, these stakes have been replaced with the German Naval Shells (painted black on the bottom and silver on the top).
  • The two large wheeled artillery weapons are visible near the wall by 1928.
  • The German 17cm Naval Shells appeared along the walkways mid-1930's.
  • How Tall are the Bushes? By 1937 the bushes are up to the cabin roof.

 
YearPhotos
1918 Actual Photo of the Log Cabin at Camp Meade, 1918.
The Officer is believed to be Thomas H. Stilwell, of the Regimental Staff.

Click here to view the full-size 600 DPI scan (11.7 MegaBytes - 4890 pixels x 3450 pixels)
1922 1922: Note that there are no finished walkways in the front of the cabin.
An example of this postcard was found dated October 28, 1923, so this postcard was probably sold for a couple years.
 
1922 1922: Note that there are no finished walkways in the front of the cabin:
 

 
And here is the back of the same postcard, showing a August 10, 1924 postmark.
(there is also an earlier example of this postcard written October 28, 1923 not shown).
1922 Winter 314th Log Cabin - Winter 1922
You can see the back of this postcard here.
1922 1922: Note there are no artillery weapons near the wall.
 
1923
1923 (?) There are walkways now, but no fence posts:
1924
1924:
1928 - 1930
This AZO postcard contains four squares on the back, which dates this card as between 1925 and the 1940's.
One example of this postcard was postmarked 1930.
Note the railings along the walkways (not yet replaced by the German shells),
and the artillery piece to the right of the cabin.
Notice the sizes of the bushes around the cabin, considerably higher thant the 1922 photos,
but by 1937 the bushes were up to the roof.
Click here to see the back of this postcard
John Shetler pointed out that the early cabin fence posts appear to be the same that Armies (British) used for stringing protective barbed wire during the War:
(notice especially the second soldier from the right, click to see the enlarged version of this 1914-1918 photo)
Wikipedia - Wikimedia Commons - Daily Mail Postcard - An attack - A wiring party going forward - 
World War I Daily Mail Official War Photograph, Series 22, No. 173, titled "An attack: A wiring party going forward.  When new ground has been won, a wiring party speedily goes forward to protect it by wire entanglements."
1925
to
1928
The set of three postcards below are from Roy L. Sawin, the first postcard is the same as above, but you can see different details.
This set of three does appear to be a set of similar vintage, as the Azo markings on the back are identical.

 
Roy Leslie Sawin - 314th Infantry Log Cabin - Azo Postcard - 1925-1930 - 2 of 3 - 800 Pixel Image
 
Roy Leslie Sawin - 314th Infantry Log Cabin - Azo Postcard - 1925-1930 - 1 of 3 - 800 Pixel Image
 
Roy Leslie Sawin - 314th Infantry Log Cabin - Azo Postcard - 1925-1930 - 3 of 3 - 800 Pixel Image
1926
1926:
314th Infantry Log Cabin Memorial - 1926 postcard showing inside of cabin and fireplace
314th Infantry Log Cabin Memorial - back of 1926 postcard showing inside of cabin and fireplace - with two stamps
1927 July 5, 1927 showing inside of the memorial log cabin, with a tent setup inside:
314th cabin postcard with tent inside July 5 1927 - front
 
314th cabin postcard with tent inside July 5 1927 - back
1928 1928 [postmark] same walkways as above, same triangle in foreground, the two-hole fence posts, the flag pole is behind the cabin, and the artillery weapon is visible near the wall:
This photo was also used as the leading photo of the March 1932 newspaper (see below).

 
Back of this same postcard (Postmarked Sept 24 1928 from Valley Forge PA):
 

 
early 314th memorial log cabin photo with big guns no shells on walkway
Note in the photos above, the wood fence to the left and right of the front door, this helps to date the photos from the 1920's.
1928
1928:
1928 Aerial Photography of the 314th Infantry Log Cabin by the Victor Dallin Aerial Survey Company (close-up)
1928 Aerial Photography of the 314th Infantry Log Cabin by the Victor Dallin Aerial Survey Company.
Aerial Photograph Courtesy of the Hagley Museum & Library, and Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society.
With special thanks to Roger Thorne and Mike Bertram of the Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society for making this aerial photograph available on this website.
Click here to see more aerial photographs provided Courtesy of the Hagley Museum & Library, and Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society.
1932 Please note that as of March 1932 the German 17 cm Naval Shells are not yet present along the walkways.
314th Infantry Log Cabin Memorial - Photo from March 1932 newspaper
mid-1930's
This Azo Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) is probably the earliest showing the German 17cm Naval shells along the walkways.
The back of this postcard dates it from the time period 1926 through the 1940's,
but in comparison to the other photos on this page, this postcard is most likely from the 1930's.
Azo Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) 314th Memorial Log Cabin, mid-1930's
(click the image to see full-size)
You can see the back of the postcard here.
1937
1937:
1947 1947:

See the Back of the Postcard here

Brand name: C. T. Art-Colortone.
Manufacturer: Curt Teich and Company, Chicago, Illinois.
Publisher: Lynn H. Boyer, Wildwood, New Jersey.
Number on the front: VF-84.
Size: 5 1/2" by 3 1/2"

The Code "7B-H1304" appears inside the "Place Stamp Here" box, and according to this web page, the codes "7B-1", "7B-H1", and "7B-H2" indicate a 1947 printing.

As you might expect, postcards were sold for many years, this 1947 postcard we know was sold at least through 1951 (note that postage was still one cent).

1950's
See the Back of the Postcard here.
Wyco Color Productions, 410 Wyndon Road, Ambler, Pa. (215)646-7142, #24 C

 
Click here to see a close-up of the Red Birdhouses in each corner of the Log Cabin
 
1959:
1960's
1970's
1980's1986:

1986:
1990's
2000's2002:


2008 Collection Move to AHEC

 

 
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