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[Photo Album]: On Board the U.S.S. Mariposa
1944-1947. Very Good. Softcover. Oblong quarto. Measuring 13" x 10". String-tied black leather. Contains 190 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.75" x 2.5" and 8" x 11", with captions and 20 pictorial postcards. Very good photo album with some mustiness, rubbing, and slight edgewear with near fine photographs. A photo album kept by a sailor while serving on board the S.S. *Mariposa* and S.S. *Aberdeen Victory* during and after World War II between 1944 and 1947. The album begins with photos of the *Mariposa* docked in Newport News, Virginia in 1945 followed by a large photo of the S.S. *Aberdeen Victory* in Marseille in 1947 with a caption that reads, "went around the world in this ship." One page includes a collection of portrait photos of young women he met on his travels with their location captioned under the photo including the Philippines, Brazil, Panama, and England. The *Mariposa* is photographed thoroughly including the rigging, kitchen, sleeping quarters, and upper decks. One section is captioned "Life Aboard S.S. Mariposa (when not working)" and shows the men "getting the sun" and playing a game they created called "Fork-U." There are also photos from the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean featuring the North Atlantic in winter and the Rock of Gibraltar. The Pacific Ocean is also pictured with photos of a "goony bird following the ship" and an "island in the distance on the Pacific." The *Aberdeen* is also photographed in a section titled "Aberdeen Victory views 1947" which shows the church altar aboard the ship and "un … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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