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Fantastic Photo Album of Labeled Original Photographs and Real Photo Postcards of the U.S.S. Montana and other military vessels while part of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet in WWI.

1918-1919. There are a total of 286 b&w photographs and real photo postcards of which 129 are related to the USS Montana and 157 of the sailor/photog's family in Oregon and Washington State, size varies from 1.75 x 2.25 to 3.5 x 5, album is oblong 7.25 x 11.5, stiff patterned cloth wraps, gilt lettering on front cover, 96 pages total including 20 blank pages. Covers worn and rubbed and becoming unglued from album pages, pages have light creasing, occasional light soiling and spotting to pages and images, lacks one photo in the family section, images are little light and are either pasted in or corner mounted to the page, white lettering for the captions (military section only) has some fading, overall good/very good. The USS Montana was ordered to France in December 1918 and between January and July of 1919 made six round trips between the U.S. and Europe and returned 8,800 American troops during that period. Some of the military images: 26 vessels, i.e., Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Sandiage (which was torpedoed by the German U-156 in July, 1918), submarine KO; engine room, divers, torpedo firing and gun crew, super-dreadnought firing, night firing, making a smoke screen, hoisting an airplane on board, vessels in the middle of violent storms at sea, guarding the alcohol chest; entering the port of Brest and buildings in Brest, i.e., La Porte de Guerre rue de Chateau, L'Hopital Maritime, troops coming aboard the Montana. One sailor is identified as "Theodore Briner" in two photos, most likely the photographer and the page after his photo is a listing of the Montana's hospital corps, along with a group photo. Loose in the album is a ticket for "The Grand Ball of the USS Montana at the Waldorf-Astoria . . . January Twenty-Third Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen." The family section, although not labeled, has a few postcards from Oregon, i.e., Portland, Mt. Hood, Lincoln High School and Washingon State i.e. Yakima, Long Beach to be able to name the region. Contents include these scenes: farm, "bathing beauties," target practice, climbing a telephone pole and much more. The most interesting images are the military ones especially the ones showing live action.

Book Id: 99-0321

Price: $495.00

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