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World War II]: [Grigsby, U.L., Cpl.]
PAIR OF ANNOTATED VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS DOCUMENTING THE WORLD WAR II EXPERIENCES OF AFRICAN- AMERICAN CORPORAL U.L. GRIGSBY OF THE 567th MEDICAL MOTOR AMBULANCE COMPANY IN OCCUPIED JAPAN]
[Various locations in Japan, mostly Yokohama, 1947. Two photograph albums, with 373 black-and-white photographs in mounting corners (some images laid in), ranging from 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches to 7 x 5 1/2 inches, many with manuscript captions. Also with a street car ticket and a printed program. Oblong quarto; oblong folio. First album: contemporary textured cloth, string-tied. Covers re-attached with cell tape, edges worn and chipped. Photographs generally very good, a handful of images missing. Second album: contemporary wooden boards illustrated with stylized Japanese scene on front board. Boards detached and chipped, spine perished. A few leaves loose, photographs generally very good. Overall a good pair. An engaging pair of vernacular photograph albums capturing the experiences of Corporal U.L. Grigsby, a member of the 567th Motor Ambulance Company in occupied Japan just after World War II. Grigsby identifies numerous fellow soldiers by name or nickname, including Robert Ward, John D. Wallop, Austin L. Jones, John H. Jones, Robert Carter, Earnest Sidney, Bradly, Thomas, Kearney, Gris, Lawton, Mordecia, among others. The albums contain a vast array of subjects and settings in and around Yokohama during the occupation period, most with identifying captions beneath the photos or near the edges of the images, showing soldiers lounging and clowning around in the barracks, working in the office and outside, and also moving along the streets of Yokohama, photographs in which Grigsby captures the local citizenry he encountered during his time in Japan. One album opens with a few … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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