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Photograph Album
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 660 USD
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253
Photograph Album
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 660 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York

Photograph Album
A fine collection of approximately 200 mostly candid photographs compiled, and presumably taken, by a sailor aboard the U.S.S. Ranger (CV-4), ca. 1934–1938, including about 55 photographs taken in Hawaii when the Ranger was docked at Peal Harbor, ca. 1936. Various sizes (ranging from 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. to 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in, or the reverse), gelatin silver prints, direct-mounted or secured by corner tabs to heavy black sheets, on rectos only, most photographs with manuscript captions on the mount. The album (8 3/4 x 14 in.; 222 x 358 mm) bound in buckram and reverse calf, front cover decorated with a painting of the Ranger.
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Catalogue Note

The Ranger, CV-4, was the first vessel in the United States Navy to be designed from the keel up as an aircraft carrier. This highly entertaining album depicts some of her crew of 2,300 enjoying liberty in the Hawaiian Islands, including views of Diamond Head, Lahina, and Waikiki Beach; the dock at Honolulu; downtown Honolulu; hula girls; and surfers; cocoanut trees; and, perhaps inevitably, a sailor sporting a cocoanut-shell brassiere.

Other subjects in the album include the ship's guns and plans and at sea manuevers, as well as liberty ports in Los Angeles, San Franciso, New York, and Lima. 

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York