Academies such as West Point were created to train the U.S. military
CREDIT: “Scenes at West Point and vicinity by G. W. Pach. (42 stereographs),” 1870-1880. Photography Collection, Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints & Photographs, The New York Public Library. Reproduction Number MFY Dennis Coll 91-F169.