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ANDERSON, Corporal Paul G
[Photo Album]: World War I Marine and his Family
Washington, D.C, Virginia: [circa 1915-1917]. Near Fine. Hardcover. Oblong small quarto. Measuring 12" x 7". String-tied textured black cloth over stiff paper boards. Contains 450 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 3.5" x 6", with captions. Very good album with chips, tears, and rubbing with near fine photographs. A photo album kept by Corporal Paul G. Anderson around 1915 that follows him throughout his training with the United States Marine Corps, as well as including photos of his friends and family. The early photos are a collection of family snapshots and candids with friends posed around the family home, many of whom are female. Snaps from a camping excursion show the camp and its inhabitants, girls eating ice cream, two women on a pile of sticks ("beavers and their dams"), and various photos of Anderson with other uniformed soldiers ("friends in the U.S.M.C"). The photos from the Marine Corps, which number about 70, are scattered throughout the album and feature drilling and training photos as well as candids of soldiers. Photos include two men with guns ("steady there!"), another of three men in a row with rifles on their shoulders ("preparedness"), as well as one soldier attacking another on the ground ("this is no joke! Honest!"). Anderson later visited Washington, DC while training in nearby Virginia. Further photos show nurses with their unit standing at the medical station, soldiers posing with cannons, men in military vehicles ("the Kaiser's equals"), and various soldiers standing at a makeshift bar ("wonder … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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