There are 400 photos in this 1930s and 40s photo album, with about 250 from Alaska, while the owner of this album was in the military, before and during World War II. The other 150 photos are from his family life with a few pics from Camp Lee, Virginia and Fort Dix in New Jersey.
There are about 65 real photo postcards from the 1930s, several marked with “Photograph approved by theatre censor” marks. These photos are from Anchorage, Chitina, Mt McKinley, Valdez, etc, and show a military funeral, moose, Indians, baseball games, military life etc. Other photos include snapshots of various sizes, including a few enlargements. Many of these photos are marked as being from “Fort Richardson, Alaska, 1943, 177th Engr. Regt.” In the back of the album, one page says “Off Limits” and behind this page are seven risqué photos of women.
The album measures about 11” x 14” with cardboard type covers. The spine is loose and some pages are detached. Photos are held to the page with corner tabs and some pages hold the photo to the page with an adhesive strip along one edge. A few photos are loose/detached and some are missing.