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Philippines]. [China]
Photo Album of More Than One Hundred Images of China and the Philippines from the Early 1930s]
[Manila and surrounding areas; Shanghai, 1932. 130 silver gelatin photographs on fourteen leaves. Oblong quarto. Original black lacquered boards with pictorial inlay on front cover, leather spine. Corners worn, some chipping to front cover. Images with corner mounts, captioned in ink. Internally fine. Album of photographs of the Philippines and Shanghai taken by a doctor stationed at Sternberg General Hospital in Manila, a part of the American military outpost there. The first few images show the hospital, the dock area, the bay, and a spindly Christmas tree set up in the medical lab. There follow street scenes in Manila, views of churches and Spanish ruins, shots of Old Manila, and views of the countryside. The author documents a train trip up to Baguio, north of Manila, with images of the train station at Baguio, scenes of the countryside in that area, a photograph of the stone quarry, and at least two images showing gold mines in the region. Two gruesome photos from this series show an American man -- our author or his friend -- posed with unburied skeletons from a burial site. The man sits on the ground with his ankles crossed, a skeleton to either side, his hand on one skull to keep the skeleton upright for the photo. The author has also taken photographs of native houses and villages, and there is a series of images depicting topless native women and girls. The images of the Philippines end with a series of views of gun emplacements on Corregidor, and several photographs of the hospital basketball team. The images from Shanghai show Japanese warships in the harbor, as … [Click Below for Full Description]
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