The front of the album itself has a photo of the USS Pennsylvania- Flagship of the US Fleet- in it. In the beginning are the signatures addresses and comments from 41 of his fellow sailors. He has filled out 7 pages of the log/ diary that follow the signature pages. The photos are all original snapshot photos with some exceptions here and there (some are real photo postcards, etc)- the majority are original snapshots. I counted just over 140 photos. They are all held in place with corner tabs so theyre not glued in at all. US fleet anchored in Panama, Several of Panama City/ Old Panama, Refueling Destroyer #340, Pennsy in Battle Maneuvers, Sailors swimming in the bay, Beer for all! Sailors/ soldiers on parade/ landing force, May 1934 in New York City (Parade up 5th Ave, Battle Force entering the Hudson River, some buildings including the Empire State Building). Shells laid out on deck, guns firing at night, Boxing match on board, etc etc. The album itself has some wear but is in pretty nice shape yet. The photos are excellent. There are some that are in here loose and might not be on the correct pages, and there are some here and there that seem to be missing but not many. Fantastic piece of history from one of the US Navy’s legendary battleships! The item “USS Pennsylvania 1933-1937 Photo Album US Navy Pear Harbor WWII Battleship” is in sale since Thursday, January 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “darree1″ and is located in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
Take a look at my feedback to see how other buyers liked my previous US Navy Photo albums. You will have a hard time finding one like this again. The album is approximately 13.5″ x9″ x 1 and it has approximately 270 black and white period photographs held in with paper corners. Approximately 120 are on or of the Pennsylvania herself and other U. Warships she came in contact with. I would guess another 20 to 30 are of sailors on the beach. Most of the photos have captions under them identifying ships or crew members. But the sailor himself is not identified. Many of these photos are original and unpublished and I really think they are exceptional. Around a half dozen of the photos are missing. I see this leather album cover is unique with heavy embossing on a nautical theme with the Pennsylvania photo in the center and it is in pretty good condition, but the binding straps look to be replacements for the usual rawhide ones. But the photos are the most important thing and they are very nice. Some of the interesting photos are first photo from the bow with a lot of detail of the fore turrets and the bridge. The #5 shot from the bridge showing the fore turrets. And the last photo is rare because it is from inside the 14 gun turret #4, which seems to be this sailor’s action station. I have saved this for years and now I realize I need to clear out some space for different interests. I will pack it back up very well. Please check my other auctions. The item “USS Pennsylvania Album, USN battleship, exceptional & rare vintage photos” is in sale since Thursday, May 12, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “luviking42″ and is located in Grafton, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States