75pc. Photo Archive US AEF Siberia Russia China Allied Expeditionary Force WWI
Serviceman during the US Allied Expeditionary Force (AEF) in Siberia/Mongolia China. Period Kodak Brownie camera format photographs consisting of 52 qty. Sepia 4.25″ x 2.5″, 21 qty. B/w 4.25″ x 3.25″ & 6 qty. 5.5″ x 3.25″ b/w images. There are only two duplicate photos. Collection also includes an invitation to a dance at the International YMCA and a copy of Between War and Peace by Carol Wilcox Melton. With fewer than 8,000 U. Troops involved with the AEF, very little material has survived to this day. This collection is truly a historic treasure trove of rare, never before seen images. What makes this collection particularly better than others are the dozens of rare images of Mongolian peasant and villager life in and around Hailar, Mongolia. Very few AEF photos I have seen online show the local population. Subjects include but not limited to. Chinese New Years street festival. Chinese uniform school boys. Mongolian Buddhist monks and Lamas. Chinese Eastern Railroad construction & trains. Vladivostack streets & Russian troop march. Buddhist temples and shrines. Mongolian horse thief serving sentence. Siberian landscapes and livestock. Camal driven troop caravan Czech legionnaires? Russian settlements and buildings. 4.25″ x 2.5″ format photos were taken in Hailar, Mongolia and are hand annotated on verso, most dating c. Larger photos from Vladivostack are not marked on verso. Given the rarity of this collection, it is hard for me to place a value. PLEASE CHECK MY OTHER LISTINGS!! The item “75pc. Photo Archive US AEF Siberia Russia China Allied Expeditionary Force WWI” is in sale since Sunday, May 07, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “roundhouse-antiques” and is located in Tacoma, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.