Oblong leather-bound folio album (with string-tie binding). The album consists of 244 photographs (all tipped in) of various sizes and origins, but most of the photographs (at least 200) were taken by Williams or his colleagues during their time stationed in Shanghai. Photographs show Marines in the city, natives therein, street scenes, rural scenes, views in temples, Marines marching and in casual situations. Also contains nine photographs captioned in the photos (commercial photos) documenting public beheadings, captured rebels, police action; five hand-colored landscape views; and 17 panoramic views of countryside, the Great Wall, temples, and more. Some captions written in ink.