South Pacific, Connecticut, and New Jersey: [circa 1937- early 1940s].
Hardcover. Oblong quarto. Measuring 12" x 10". String-tied cream leather over paper boards with "Photographs" stamped on the front cover. A collection of 136 black and white or sepia toned photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 5" x 7" affixed to stiff black paper with captions. Near very good, the album has a detached front board with very good or better photographs, some with tape repairs. A photo album kept by a Navy seaman while serving in the Pacific in World War II featuring portraits and photos of his comrades. The photos show men working on ships including a nice amateur photo of sailors staring into the sunset. Two photos show a Navy baseball game on the beach likely somewhere in the South Pacific. A few photographs from the attack on Pearl Harbor are included but they appear to be contemporary reprints. The second half of the album shows photos of the sailor back in the United States in 1945 visiting people in Danubury, Connecticut, many times while still posing in uniform, as well as a trip to the Atlantic City beach with his girlfriend as well as Lake Oberst in Glassboro, New Jersey. An interesting collection of a sailor's wartime memories including friend's portraits and his joyous return home.