USCG USS MENDOTA ICEBERG PATROL SHIP c. 1930 PHOTO ALBUM
5.75" x 8" leather bound photo album with sixty-five photos and a couple of postcards from the US Coast Guard Iceberg Patrol Ship the USS Mendota from around 1930. There are ten snapshots of sailors with icebergs and other fantastic shots of the interior and exterior of the ship, along with lots of sailors. One photo has an explanation of the iceberg cutting ships which says that after the sinking of the Titanic, the US Coast Guard has carried out an ice patrol about the grand banks during the berg season to prevent the repetition of such a disaster.
Photos are held to the page with corner tabs and it looks like two photos are missing. The edges of the album pages are brittle and the leather covers are deteriorating. There are wonderful photos in this album, taken by someone with a great eye.