This album contains photos and ephemera tracking Bernard D. Sawicki’s time as a student in the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland from 1949 to 1950. On the inside of the front cover is a “Welcome to Annapolis, Maryland” postcard and empty corner tabs. The album contains over 200 black and white photos of the U.S. Naval Academy campus, drill practice, Sawicki and friends in uniform, and naval ships. However, among these there are some charming pictures of Sawicki and friends in their bunks, shaving, playing sports, and clearly enjoying the free time that they have from training. There are also photographs of friends and family, and a couple of photographs of girls, including a large color portrait of Audrey Accurso. There is a large class photo from the Naval Academy as well, with the names of each individual written on the back. A decent portion of the photos have handwritten comments and the date written on the back. Photographs measure between 2.25 x 2.5” and 10 x 8” and are held to the page with corner tabs. Other ephemera include a certificate for Sawicki’s completion of a course in Basic Small Boat Seamanship, his identification card for the U.S. Naval Academy, the Fall Sports Schedule for 1949, a card for the Farewell Ball for the class of 1950, the Interpretation of Oath to Candidate about to take the Oath as a Midshipmen, a newspaper clipping about Sawicki’s acceptance into the U.S. Naval Academy, and a certificate appointing him as Midshipmen in the United States. This 12.25 x 14.25” album has a brown wood-patterned cover with golden framing border. The back cover of the album is missing and the front cover is detached from the spine with the album padding exposed in the lower left corner, but the binding for the rest of the album still holds.