[PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM DEPICTING NATIVE AND AMERICAN MILITARY LIFE IN THE PHILIPPINES DURING THE 1920s AND 1930s]
by [Philippines Photographica]
Philippines, 1930. Eighty-eight photographs of varying sizes, most approximately 3 x 5 inches. Black faux leather album, tied with cord. Photos in white corner mounts on black construction paper. With original tissue guards, of which the first three are detached and chipped. A few images slightly faded or with light soiling, but mostly clear and well developed. Very good. An outstanding album of eighty-eight photographs portraying native country life and showing scenes from the U.S. Army's Nichols Field outside of Manila during the 1920s and 1930s. The images of native Filipinos consist principally of individual and group portraits of men and women in traditional dress. There are a number of additional images showing agricultural activity, rural farm land, and animals. The second significant portion of the album contains images of Nichols Field, the American military base built near Manila in 1919. These photos depict indigenous people and American personnel in and around the airfield, along with several representations of military buildings, living quarters, army activity, airplanes, and other army matériel. A few other images of port activity and a photograph that captures an eruption of the Mayon volcano are also included. Well shot and well developed, the photographs in this album create a striking portrait of two vastly different modes of living during this period in Philippine history.
(Inventory #: WRCAM52094)
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