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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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A new horse is measured

Description: The horse is next measured for height.

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A new horse is weighed

Description: The new horse is taken at once to the scales and weighed.

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A new horse passes inspection

Description: Newly purchased horse. …Sound.

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Animals are received at designated corrals

Description: Animals being received at the Norfolk and Western Railroad receiving corrals.

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Animals are received at railroad station

Description: After being checked to determine of they are in condition to go over the trail by a Veterinary Officer the animals are then started over the trail for the Quarantine Area under supervision of the wrangling gang.

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Animals feeding

Description: Animals feeding in one of the Maintenance Pastures under severe weather conditions.

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Animals herded to quarantine area

Description: Animals being herded by wrangling gang from railroad station to Quarantine Area.

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Animals in maintenance pastures

Description: Animals in Maintenance Pastures.

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Animals in pasture under severe weather conditions

Description: Animals in pasture under severe weather conditions.

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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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Barracks

Description: Quartermaster Detachment Barracks.

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Behavior of sick horses towards feed

Description: Sick horses most easily located by their attitude toward the newly placed feed. Some horses just turn away; some try to eat but cannot swallow; some just go to the rack because the other horses are there.

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Blood transfusion

Description: Blood Transfusion - from the jugular vein, right side, of healthy, thoroughly immunized donor to syringe to jugular vein, left side, of Influenza patient - Y 4 7 1.

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Box stalls

Description: This stable has a capacity of twenty-eight box stalls.

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Branding

Description: Branding

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