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Don Martin first came to North Carolina as an Army photographer. In this role he documented life at the now-demolished Camp Butner, northeast of Raleigh. The Carolina Room has acquired photographs of the camp and its people by Martin. This web exhibit honors North Carolina's participation in the great national effort of World War II and the professional beginnings of a great photographer who made North Carolina his home and captured images of this place for all of us.
This exhibit contains 47 images of Camp Butner, organized under the following headings:
- Photos of Camp Butner - 20 images of buildings and vehicles
- Images of Camp Life - 19 images of dances, sports, weddings, and religous services
- Military Training and Personnel - 8 images of service men and women going about their duty. View these in the Image Gallery below.
Descriptions of the images are taken from Martin's hand-written notes on the back of each photo. Click on the print icon for a full-size version of the images.