1930's Soldier PHOTO ALBUM Hawaii Panama Intimate Men Natives Wooden Box etc.

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Seller: full-cycled (3,128) 100%, Location: Findlay, Ohio, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 113315343756 ABOUT 250 PHOTOGRAPHS IN TOTAL. An original photograph album of nearly 250 images chronicling the military career and stateside life of Stephen V. Socey, originally of New Jersey, and his time spent at Fort Slocum (Long Island), in the Panama Canal Zone, and in Hawaii from about 1936 into Wartime, ending about 1945. Populated mostly by vernacular prints, highlights include several intimate views of Socey and his fellow male soldiers (often shirtless, occasionally embracing), a series of circa-1930's civilian motorcycle riders, frequent and extensive notations to print versos, etc... A particularly engaging 1938 print captured from below a fellow soldier has him only in his underwear with the caption to verso: "Man Mountain Pettigrew." [Photography] : [Military]. [Pre WW-II Soldier Photograph Album]. Hawaii : Panama : New York: (1936-1945). Oblong small 4to. album. Approximately 11" x 7." Leather wraps. Illustrated front. 196 black and white photographs fitted into corner mounts at rectos and versos of 35 black paper leaves. An additional loose 30 snapshot and 23 medium enlarged prints. Contents in a custom-made, matte green, wooden box, presumably soldier-crafted. A few prints coming loose from mounts, a few with light wear. Overall contents well preserved. About very good. LINK TO SCANS OF ENTIRETY OF CONTENTS. FREE USPS shipment to The USA, professionally packaged and dispatched same business day as payment. Thanks for looking and please send along any questions. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Shown and described below in detail., Original/Reprint: Original Print, Listed By: Dealer or Reseller

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