9.5" x 11.5" photo album with over 130 photos and lots of ephemera which belonged to John T. Hamby, whose name is written on the inside cover. He was a Fireman 1st Class in the Navy and Coast Guard and this scrapbook dates from about 1927-1933. There are two newspaper clippings about smuggling liquor, including one headline "Coast Guard kill 3 Rum Runners; Refused to Stop; 3 Boats and $600,000 in Liquor Seized." A postcard written to him from another Sailor in Argentina dated 1932, says in part "the BEER sure is good and have a kick like a mule, and I sure am drinking my part of it..." He lists his personal effects and there are Christmas menus, ID cards and/or ephemera from the USS Champlain, USS Fanning, USS Tennessee, USCG Cutter Sebago and the USCG Cutter Destroyer Shaw. It appears that he was from Granite City, IL, with parts of envelopes addressed to Mrs. Evelyn Hamby there. The covers of the album are missing, as well as a few photos. Some photos are detached and the last few pages of the album are unused.