My Oriental album : photographs, 1934
- Physical description
- 1 photograph album
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|MSS PHOTO 0556 FLAT BOX 1||In-library use|
- Williams, Leslie H., 1909- creator.
- 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.
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- Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.
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- [identification of item], My Oriental album : photographs (Mss Photo 0556). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California.
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- Purchase; 2013. Accession MSS 2017-086.
- Leslie H. Williams was born August 8, 1909, in Enid, Oklahoma. Williams served in the marines from 1931 to 1934, and his service in China included stationed on the Yangtze River. He was a private stationed in Shanghai in 1934 as part of the US military presence there in response to the Japanese invasion of China.
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