NAVAL TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM MOSTLY 1910s
11 x 7.25” black bound album with a worn spine; the cover is detached from the album. Despite some wear, the album is otherwise in good condition with only a couple of loose pages. Contains around 100 black and white photographs measuring between 2.5 x 3.25” and 5.25 x 3.5” which are glued to the pages, or held in with corner tabs later in the album. Many of the early photographs are accompanied by annotations identifying the locations to which the ship sailed, the sailors on board, and the activities that they took part in. Some of the white hand-written comments are a bit worn and difficult to read. The exact dates of the early photographs are difficult to decipher, but the ships Massachusetts and Indiana at one point set sail with the ship on which the album’s creator was stationed. There is also a photograph with the date 1911 on a sign; as such, most photographs in the album are from the 1910s, with a section in the back with photos from the 1950s. The ship sailed to Plymouth, Marseilles, and the Rock of Gibraltar. Most of the photographs are from these locations and from the ship at sea, with some stunning shots taken from the fire control or crows nest. Towards the end of the album, in the newer section, there are many photos missing, though the interesting part of the album is the earlier section. Later photographs are mostly of houses and dogs, and there is a season’s greetings photo from Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Hoyt.