This photo album contains images of Martin Lozelle Bullard's time at a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Macomb, Illinois, as well as some recreational images of family and friends.
Martin Lozelle Bullard (1917-1982) was born in Mount Sterling, Illinois, as the oldest of nine children. He worked in a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Macomb, Illinois, in the 1930s. By 1940, he was working as a laborer in brickyard near Mt. Sterling. Bullard served in the United States Army during World War II. He passed away living in Los Angeles, California, in 1982.
Civilian Conservation Corps was a work relief program for young unemployed men during the Great Depression, established as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. The CCC planted trees, worked on infrastructure, and facilitated the creation of many state and national parks during its operation from 1933-1945.
This photo album contains many captioned images of the young men working at the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Macomb, Illinois. There are photos of their bunks, mealtimes, and laboring. There are also several family photos of the Bullards, including his younger siblings and the lake in Mount Sterling, Illinois. A few of the photographs are hand-colored, including one showing two of Bullard's friends wrestling, captioned "The Mighty Men."
This album was purchased in 2021 with support from funds donated by Friends of the Library DeLysa Burnier and David Descutner.