Faces & Places of Yesterday The Smiling Army Cook Nov 7, 2012 Great photo. You can’t help but smile back when you look at it. The guy in the photo is an army cook at Ft. Myer in 1917. 1917. Arlington, Virginia. “Fort Myer officer training camp mess.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. I only wish I had a name and story for this man. This guy’s smile deserves to be shared with your friends on Facebook. Ghosts of DC via EmailWant to get our great content sent to you by email? Sign up here and we'll stay in touch!