Item #17590 USS Wyoming And Sailor Dean Dickson Circa Photograph Album -1919. Photo Album USS Wyoming.
USS Wyoming And Sailor Dean Dickson Circa Photograph Album -1919
USS Wyoming And Sailor Dean Dickson Circa Photograph Album -1919

USS Wyoming And Sailor Dean Dickson Circa Photograph Album -1919

Photo Album

Photograph Album with 147 snapshots taken by sailor Dean Dickson of the USS Wyoming, likely just after the end of World War One. Photo Album with black pebbled Cover and string-tied Measures 7 1/8 x 11 ¾ inches, with gilt title "Photographs" on front cover. About half of the 147 photos measure 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches. First half of the album is annotated using white ink. Last third of the pages unused. First page is detached; several photos missing. Photos are corner mounted and range in size from 1 ½ x 2 ¾ inches to 4 x 3 inches.The first half of the album provides annotations. Identified locations range from Hawaii to Panama, Mexico and along the equator, most likely in the Pacific. We also find photos from Texas, Washington State and California. Many photos of San Diego; Balboa Park, San Diego High School, the port and waterfront.The USS Wyoming was completed in 1912 and was assigned to Battleship Division Nine, which was attached to the British Grand Fleet. During World War One, she primarily patrolled the North Sea and provided escort cover for convoys to Norway. After the war she was assigned to both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. One photo shows "Old Glory from the stern", with the American flag whipping in the wind and the cannons on deck. According to a label on the inside of back board, this album was supplied by the" Pacific Photo Supply Company-Owned by Navy Men" of San Francisco, California. World War One was likely the first conflict so well documented by soldiers using cheap, lightweight cameras. This album, just after the war, is fairly typical of amateur soldier efforts. Some war games are documented, lively soldier games on board are featured, ship mascots apparently included a dog, pig and deer. Humorous views mixed with a day in the life views. We suspect the terrestrial views document off board leave. We find one very intriguing hand-colored real photo postcard which sure looks like flowing lava to us. ; B & W Photographs . Generally in very good condition. Light rubbing to edges.

Item #17590

Price: $550.00