It was a crisp, clear, wintry November morning in 1917. A commercial photographer, Arthur S. Mole, then a Zion, Illinois resident, was perched atop the Administration Building of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. As he peered through his 11 x 14 inch viewfinder camera, almost 10,000 sailors stood below him on the station's parade ground in the formation of the American flag. He snapped six pictures.
Courtesy of Mr. Arthur S. Mole.
Photograph by Mr. Arthur S. Mole.