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CANTWELL, John Joseph
[Photo Album]: Fordham University, Sports, and World War I.
Massachusetts: 1911-1925. Near Fine. Hardcover. Quarto. Measuring 9" x 12.5". Black cloth with "scrapbook" stamped in white on the front board. Contains 352 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 3" and 6.5" x 8.5", with captions. Good only album with detached pages, tears on the spine, and large chips with near fine photographs. A scrapbook compiled by John Joseph Cantwell (referred to as "Jack" throughout) between 1911 and 1925. The scrapbook details his high school and college years, his time serving in World War I, and the numerous sports he played. Jack spent his freshman year at Springfield College in Massachusetts playing baseball and football, and in 1912 he was involved with the Intercollegiate Championships held at Harvard Stadium. There are action shots of runners and pole vaulting as well as the crowd in the stands. By 1915 he had enrolled at Fordham University and throughout are photos of football games, boxing matches, and baseball games, as well as Jack and his friends goofing off during their leisure time. After graduating from Fordham in 1917, Jack joined the American Expeditionary Forces and traveled to France to fight in World War I and was stationed in Verdun. Included in his scrapbook are 25 photos from this time which began with the French Army and later the United States Hospital Corps. These photos show the French countryside and people as well as military personal such as soldiers and American Red Cross nurses. Photos include a French plane, a group of soldiers on post, American grave sites in France, the ru … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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