[Military life for the U.S. Marines in Guam prior to World War II [graphic] : photograph album]
- Guam; China, 1930
- Physical description
- 158 photographs in 1 album : gelatin silver prints ; album14 x 21 cm
At the library
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|MSS PHOTO 0612 FLAT BOX 1||In-library use|
- A visual record of U.S. Marine and island life during the interwar years on Guam in 1930. The album consists of numerous scenes on the island, including images of Piti, Apra Harbor, several beaches, various beach structures, town architecture and infrastructure, animal life and jungle settings. Several of the images of native islanders and portraits of Marines and other Americans are present as well. The majority of photographs depict life for the U.S. Marines, and detail their activities, such as military exercises, parades, artillery practice, and camping expeditions. They also show the Marine facilities, such as the barracks and other military structures, as well as a number of military vehicles, naval transports and Marine aircraft. A small portion documents a contemporary trip to China. [From dealer description]
- United States. Marine Corps > History.
- Photograph albums > Guam > 20th century.
- Guam > Military life > 20th century.
- Guam > History > 20th century.
- Guam > Photographs.
- China > Photographs.
- Photograph albums.
- Publication date
- Title devised by cataloger
- Album made of black cloth boards, tied with cord, front cover gilt stamped "Semper Fidelis U.S. Marines."
- Photographs range from 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches to 3 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
- About 3/4 photos captioned on black card stock supports, photos in corner mounts
- Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use
- Cite as
- [identification of item], [Military life for the U.S. Marines in Guam prior to World War II : photograph album] (MSS Photo 0612). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California
- While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish
- Purchase, 2017. Accession 2018-365
- The island of Guam became a territory of the United States after the Spanish-American War in 1898, and was of great strategic import to both Japan and the United States during World War II. As a result, the island suffered heavy damage during the American campaign to retake it in 1943 and 1944, and as a result these images comprise a useful record of Guam and America's military presence there prior to the war. [From dealer description]
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