This listing is for a great photo album taken by a crew member of the USS New Orleans beginning when she was ordered to the Asiatic Fleet. The period covers her time mostly in Pacific waters, 1899 to 1905; in the Philippines and China. The album, and photos were processed by Kodak and the album was from Kodak as well, thus “The Kodak Book. ” There are 20 heavy cardboard pages with 69 photos and one loose 5″ x 7″ photo.
The book is in very good condition overall; light wear to the covers and along the spine, corners are bumped, and bound by a light blue ribbon.
Photos in the book show sailors on board the USS New Orleans, group photos of sailors, fortifications, Chinese buildings, natives in grass huts and showing off their hand-to-hand combat, the USS New Orleans painted white while in what appears to be a foreign dry dock with native labor (although painted white, New Orleans was not part of the Great White Fleet. , a mass pile of bones and skulls, and a public hanging, and much more.
New Orleans was launched 4 December, 1896; commissioned 18 March, 1898.
One of the sailors in a crew photo looks like the American actor, Wesley Snipes. Possibly the evidence of time travel? Oh well, let the album sell on its own merits.
Not all photos are shown this listing.
Book measures approx. 7.5″ x 9.5″
|Dimensions||22 × 20 × 6 in|