Songs of the Soldiers, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.
Pocket-sized folding song sheet for soldiers at Camp Zachary Taylor near Louisville, Kentucky. The camp was in existence for three years during WWI, becoming the largest U.S. military training installation. In 1918, young army officer F. Scott Fitzgerald was briefly stationed at Camp Zachary Taylor which is mentioned in The Great Gatsby.
The sheet was issued by Louisville War Camp Community Service. Printed in read and blue ink, the item lists its printer, paper suppliers, and linotype provider —these firms may have offered their services gratis or at a discount, as a show of patriotism.
There are lyrics for 28 songs, many relating directly to WWI, such as “La Marseillaise,” “‘Uncle Sammy’,” “It’s a Long Way to Berlin, But We’ll Get There,” “My Belgian Rose,” “Keep Your Head Down, Allemand,” and “Over There.”
Description: Songs of the Soldiers, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.
Louisville, Ky.: Louisville War Camp Community Service, [ca. 1917–1919]. Four-panel, fold-out song sheet. 5 x 3½ inches, opening to 14½ x 5 inches. Cover illustration. Short closed tears in margins of two folds; very good.
Not found in OCLC.