New England Photograph Album featuring the Army's 531st Balloon Company at Boston circa 1921. Unidentified Compiler.
New England Photograph Album featuring the Army's 531st Balloon Company at Boston circa 1921.
New England Photograph Album featuring the Army's 531st Balloon Company at Boston circa 1921.
New England Photograph Album featuring the Army's 531st Balloon Company at Boston circa 1921.
New England Photograph Album featuring the Army's 531st Balloon Company at Boston circa 1921.
New England Photograph Album featuring the Army's 531st Balloon Company at Boston circa 1921.

New England Photograph Album featuring the Army's 531st Balloon Company at Boston circa 1921.

Various New England Locations: 1920s. Photograph Album. The album contains 58 vernacular b/w photographs, most measuring approximately 2.5" x 4.5". Most photographs are in nice shape and held to the page with corner mounts; a few have light corner creases. Album and pages have some minor wear. Very Good. Item #008221

The highlight of the album is a section with 19 photographs of a post-WWI Army Balloon Company. One of the photographs is annotated on the reverse in pencil, "531st BC."

The 531st Balloon Company was a reserve unit located in the Boston area in the early 1920s. Photos include unit members holding an American flag, a balloon being inflated, men climbing into a balloon's basket, a balloon ascending, a balloon in flight and bird's-eye views taken from the balloon.

Other sections of the album contain earlier photographs of Groton School (St. John's Chapel, campus grounds, crew practice, a baseball game, etc.), an auto trip (western scenery, very muddy roads, two autos stuck in the mud, etc.), a farm (hay stacks, corn field, cargo truck), and several street scenes (marked New Bedford on the reverse) showing a book and shoe store, hotel, tobacco and fruit store, and millinery.

Price: $550.00