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Quartermaster Corps Front Royal Remount Station Photographs

The collection consists of 106 black and white photographs taken during winter of 1941 at the United States Army Remount Station in Front Royal, Virginia (operated by the Quartermaster Corps). The photographs are captioned and illustrate the process by which the Army cared for and trained animals toward the end of the era of the United States Army Remount Service.

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  • Collection: Quartermaster Corps Front Royal Remount Station Photographs
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Shaving of horse's neck

Description: Shaving the left side of the horse's neck preparatory to branding.

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Shaving of horse's neck is completed

Description: New arrival at the Depot. (Note, neck has been shaved to permit placing the Preston Brand thereon.)

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Preparation of branding irons

Description: Heating the branding irons.

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Branding

Description: Branding

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Branding

Description: Branding.

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Branding completed on new horse

Description: Y 4 7 1 - Horse - Just Branded.

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Arrival of new horse

Description: Y 4 7 9 upon arrival at Depot on February 11, 1941.

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Condition of horse after one month spent at Depot

Description: Y 4 7 9 after one month on Depot.

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Vaccination

Description: Vaccinating against Equine Encephalomyelitis.

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Horses' first day at the Depot

Description: A long train ride did little to increase the vigor of these new arrivals.

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Feeding of horses in first few hours of arrival

Description: New arrivals on the Depot must be fed with extreme care. No water at all for first few hours, only Timothy Hay fed. (The feeding of rich foods - high in protein or in carbohydtrates such as alfalfa and corn - tends to founder the horse.)

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Water supply

Description: A regular supply of water available in all paddocks and pastures.

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Facilities for sick animals

Description: Shelter facilities are available in all paddocks where sick animals are confined.

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Horses sick with Influenza and Strangles

Description: Sick horses here use the morning sun for medicant. Sick horses are usually force-fed.

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Sick horse in morning sun

Description: A sick horse, in force feed lot, here takes advantage of the morning sun.

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