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Don Martin: Official Army Photographer

World War II-Era Photographs

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.

Don Martin moved to Charlotte after the war and worked many years for the Charlotte News.

This exhibit contains 47 images of Camp Butner, organized under the following headings:

  1. Photos of Camp Butner - 20 images of buildings and vehicles
  2. Images of Camp Life - 19 images of dances, games, weddings, and religious services
  3. Military Training and Personnel - 8 images of service men and women going about their duty