National Geographic : 1917 Sep
Photograph by Paul Thompson A TYPICAL MESS LINE AT A NATIONAL GUARD ENCAMPMENT Good food, well prepared and plenty of it, is the invariable rule at all of our new army centers.The men who not long ago were clerks and office workers with soft hand and pale faces are now hardened up and have taken on a deep tan. The physical work of the soldier requires great quantities of hearty food and he is getting it. The extremely small number of men in the camp hospitals isanindication ofhow well they are fed. The camp cooks have no sinecure.