Publication: Privately photographed, n d (ca 1910-1920), N P
First edition. 8vo. 9 1/2" x 8 1/4" cloth bound binder with title stamped in gilt on the front cover, 128 leaves. Album of over 250 original RPPCs and photos relating primarily to the United States Navy, circa 1910s - 1920s. Includes 75 photographs of Navy ships and 42 views of sailor training and activities at Yerba Buena, California, including a scarce grouping of men doing physical exercises and drills. Most of the images are post card size. The naval ship photographs include the U.S.S. Oregon, Milwaukee, Maryland, Hull, Cheyenne, Yorktown, Annapolis, New Orleans, Missouri, Ohio, Louisiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Virginia, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Kansas, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Arkansas, S. Carolina, North Dakota, Utah, Delaware, Florida, Wyoming, Michigan, and the Pittsburgh. The photographs of the naval ship are quite remarkable. Other images include photographs of crew members, field training, drills, ship launching, on-deck activity, ship mascots, various ports, manning a machine gun, and family and friends. Nice, predominately pre-WWI era naval photograph album. Most of the photographs are in near fine to fine condition.
Inventory Number: 45345