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[Photo Album]: Several Photo Albums of One Soldier Including Hawaii, 1932-1935
Hawaii: 1932-1935. Oblong quartos or octavos. Four different string-tied photo albums. The first album is brown leather with "Aloha Hawaii" stamped in gilt on the front board measuring 9" x 12"; the next is black leather over paper boards measuring 7" x 10" with a tropical scene stamped in gilt with the words "photographs" and "Aloha Hawaii" as well the owner's initials; the third is black embossed leather over paper boards measuring 8" x 12" with "Photographs" in silver on the front board; the last is brown cork, lacking the front board, measuring 6.5" x 8.5". All albums about very good with some scattered chips, tears, and edgewear, with one album lacking the front board; all photographs near fine or better. Contains a collection of 464 black and white or sepia toned photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" to 5" x 7", the majority with captions.An extensive collection of photographs taken by Private Edward D. Navary while stationed in Hawaii during his service with the United States Signal Corps from 1932-1935. Included throughout the album are photographs depicting military trips to Mexico, various Hawaiian Islands, and Panama, as well as images from his leave when he went back to New York to visit family. Using the U.S.A.T. Republic, pictured here, he traveled to Panama and Mexico with the Army after the ship was transferred to Army control in 1931. Photographs include what Navary captioned "scenes at Panama City R. Dep." depicting the Dominican convent, business district, and the Balboa district of Panama. The Hawaiian portion of the albums shows soldiers and natives working together on military bases including a notable one in Waianae. The landscape of the islands is seen in pictures captioned, "sunset looking west far out, Pacific from the pass;" and "a high and sharp peak in Waianae Mountain." Soldiers are shown enjoying the beaches, practicing track and field, posing with the barracks mascot, a donkey, as well as working on switchboards for the Signal Corps, and some are posed in front of Naval planes. There are also photos of military planes flying overhead and some beautiful photos of the islands from the air and the Punchbowl Crater.Among the photographs are images of Navary's friends and family in New York and New Jersey presumably taken while he was on leave. These photos show home life in the 1930s with images of newborns, posing on Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, and riding motorcycles in New York. Also featured are girls posing by cars and some school photos given to Navary of unnamed girlfriends. A large assortment of photographs showing the 1930s American military effort pre-World War II as well as civilian life during the decade.
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