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Album of photographs of soldiers, camps and other scenes during the Spanish-American War, including in Cuba, Florida, Georgia, and elsewhere

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Estimate: US$600 - US$900
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Album of photographs of soldiers, camps and other scenes during the Spanish-American War, including in Cuba, Florida, Georgia, and elsewhere Author: Place: Various places Publisher: Date: c.1898 Description: Approx. 240 snapshot sepia silver photographs, about 9x8 cm or smaller, glued to album leaves, handwritten ink captions on the leaves. Album measures 24x19 cm (9½x7½"), blue cloth stamped in gilt. Fascinating and historically significant photographic records of troops and camps assembling and training in Florida and Georgia and perhaps elsewhere in the lead-up to the Spanish-American War. Included are scenes and camps in St. Augustine and Jacksonville including Camp Cuba Libre; views of Cuba (such as a thatched hut near Havana), target practice, tents, transports, a "receptacle for human bones" at a cemetery in Havana, African American homes and activities with the inevitable racist captions, and more. Lot Amendments Condition: Well worn, various amounts of fading to the images, some severely so, album leaves brittle and chipped affecting some captions, many detached; fair to good, but still an important record. Item number: 324296

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 721: Americana - Travel - Exploration - World History - Cartography
Date of the auction: 4 Feb 2021
Address: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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