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[Vietnam War Photographica]
[ANNOTATED VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM CAPTURING TEN MONTHS ON VARIOUS AMERICAN AIR FORCE BASES DURING THE VIETNAM WAR]
[Biên Hòa, Nha Trang, Long Binh, and other locations in Vietnam, plus Luzon, Philippines and Osan, South Korea], 1970. 469 black-and-white or color photographs, measuring between 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches and 8 x 10 inches, either mounted or laid-in to acetate sleeves, almost all annotated in ink on the bottom margin or on the verso. Contemporary three-ring thick quarto-size binder, black cloth over boards. Joints partially split, some abrading and dust-soiling to covers. Slight fading to some of the color photos. Overall, very good. An exceptional vernacular photograph album by a talented but unknown amateur photographer recording a wide variety of experiences on American Air Force bases in South Vietnam and Asia during peak years of the Vietnam War. The photographer was likely a member of the motor pool or a mechanic, as the shots seem to center around truck, airplane, and helicopter maintenance. Most of the photographs capture scenes on or around the various bases, with shots both inside and outside of barracks, airplanes (including several shots of a U2 spy plane), bombed-out equipment, and numerous photos of the people and structures in the "Vietnamese Area." A few images capture distant shots of the aftermath of a "rocket attack" on December 12, 1969; shortly thereafter the photographer and his friends celebrate Christmas. Some of the more interesting photographs during the photographer's time in Vietnam include "VC Prisoners," "Group of Zips," "Papa-San Working His Rice Paddie," "Vietnamese Guard Tower," "Church on the West Side of Biên Hòa," "Refueling at Phan Rang R … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
Libraire: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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