Two US Army men, one cadet, wearing post WWI issue high collar jacket with brim cap and high laced leather boots. The second, an officer, probably OAC Staff personnel with later rolled collar (1926 issue) dress jacket and Sam Browne belt. This was a common theme in military photographs depicting the tallest and shortest men in a particular unit.
Wide angle photo of OAC Cadet band in formation on parade field, probably Inspection Day in mid 1920s. Band in marching formation with instruments. Double exposure trick photography changing perspective. Band in foreground is smaller than the band in the background.
Brigadier General Ulysses Grant McAlexander in Bernkastel-Cues, Germany, ca. 1924. McAlexander returned to Europe several times after the end of World War I, including twice to be presented with commendations. In April 1919 he received the La Croce al Merito di Guerra from the Italian government, and in April 1924 he received the Croix de Guerre from the Republic of France.
Formation of cadets in companies in field adjacent to the new Men's Gymnasium and Moreland Hall (then Forestry Bldg.) Of note is a 1918 vintage or older flatbed truck on street behind cadets. Open wheels, no cab enclosure on truck.
OAC Cadets perform exhibition battle scene on the athletic field, during the Military Tournament 1927. The photo is in the 1927 Beaver Yearbook, page 267 under the title "Sham Battle". Of note is the use of WWI surplus equipment, this includes the style of helmet and gas masks as well.
Cadet band drum majors and majorettes in full dress uniforms. The 2 ROTC drum majors on each end of group are wearing the standard mid 30s dress coat with service breeches (jodhpurs pants). Sam Brown belts with high leather boots. The 4 "junior" drum majors and majorettes are wearing non standard uniforms, probably band issued with garrison caps.
Early field radio training session with OAC Cadets. Very clear and detailed photo showing the early style wireless radio with cadets and training NCO. The caption on reverse in older fountain pen states: "Field Radio - or wireless Oregon Agricultural College, Corvallis"
Six students in lounge area (possibly Memorial Union?) in 6 button double breasted dress uniforms. Navy ROTC patch is visible on sleeves of uniforms. Photograph appears in the 1946 OSC Beaver Yearbook.
Two USAF sergeants looking at radar screen with Santa and reindeer. Standard publicity stock photograph used for Christmas Eve reports of Santa being picked up on military radar. The radar equipment in the photograph gives some indication to the era, probably mid 1960s.