[Photo Album]: American Soldiers in World War I

[Circa 1917].

Price: $1,200.00

Oblong octavo. Measuring 7" x 5.75". Flexible cloth over card covers with "Snap Shots" blindstamped on front board and small label of stationer Harry Migatz of Newark, New Jersey in rear. Contains 104 (mostly) sepia toned gelatin silver photos (including two real photo postcards), measuring between 1.5" x 1.5" and 5.5" x 3.75", plus a small silk and lace "Souvenir of France" ribbon. A few images captioned in the margins. A very few images torn or nicked (in a couple of places, we think, by design), some modest fading on some images, an image or two lacking, the binding is loose with a few pages detached, the plain blank black pages have been cut to make slots to inserts photos (making the edges of the photos in the illustration seem ragged at the edges, which they are not), but the album appears to be unpillaged. A litany of modest flaws, but overall very good or better. A nice album of photos exclusively devoted to American troops; mostly uniformed American soldiers in training, with some modest number taken overseas in France. The soldiers are depicted in camps and barracks, on parade or formation, during bayonet practice, lounging around the camps, in trenches, posing with banjo or ukulele, or otherwise occupied. A couple of the images are of battle dead (whether obtained in person is not clear). The soldiers are unidentified, but between the bookseller's label and the fact we found it in northern New Jersey, we suspect the owner was a New Jersey resident. Nice images, and a very subject specific album.

Item #403088

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[Photo Album]: American Soldiers in World War I