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[Photo Album]: World War II: Japanese Family
Japan, 1940. Near Fine. Oblong octavo. String tied black leather over paper boards measuring 5.5" x 8". Contains 65 sepia toned and black and white photographs measuring between 2" x 2.5" to 4" x 5.75" with occasional captions in Japanese. Very good album with rubbing and edgewear with near fine photographs with some edgewear.A photo album kept by a Japanese family beginning during World War II. The early photos show men in uniform posing for group photos, a seemingly high ranking officer overseeing work on a train, and comrades in fields and camps. One photo shows a group of soldiers pushing a machine gun on a battlefield and another shows troops piled into the backs of trucks being transported. The album continues after the war with an elaborate funeral procession through the streets, numerous group photos of the family, and panoramic views of a highway bridge and a caravan. There are also photos of men posing on their motorcycles and one wonderful image of a group of men on top of a truck waving flags and celebrating, though it is not clear what the cause of celebration is. A modest but interesting collection of a Japanese family and their military ties.
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
Last Found On: 2017-12-19           Check availability:      Biblio    

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