According to Washington County Historian Jeremy Elliott, this picture was taken in 1919 after the conclusion of WWI, when the 5th Liberty Loan drive was launched to help fund our war debts. 

The U.S. Army sent the tank in on the Monon train, it gave full demonstrations of it’s capabilities in both Salem & Campbellsburg, to large crowds, who were then highly encouraged to buy Liberty Bonds.

You can find more information about this interesting exhibition in the upcoming issue of The Historian magazine, coming out this summer!