Primarily Ft Belvoir, Virginia: 1941-1942. Album. This 10” x 7” album is filled with over 90 b/w photographs, most measuring 5” x 4”.. The photographs are attached with corner mounts; almost all are captioned. Some of the ephemera is laid in. Mounts for three of the photos have been lost, it appears double stick tape was used to reattach them.
The photographs include:
The Bridging and Pontoon School,
Field Demonstrations (shelter tent and personal gear, M1917 water-cooled machine gun, water purification units, bayonet dummies, etc.),
Photographic technician training (classrooms, press and camera trucks, copy cameras, map and repro presses, map reproduction work, copy camera work, time exposures, etc.),
Uniforms (eight different types),
The 1941 Army Day Parade in Washington, DC (the soldiers are wearing M1917 “Doughboy” helmets),
Fort Belvoir scenes (barracks, bunks, inspections, classmates, band, day room, other buildings),
Washington, DC (White House, Capitol (including an aerial view), Cherry Blossoms, Union Station, Lincoln Memorial, etc.).
There are also two patriotic postcards, post exchange sugar ticket, and a postcard from MacDill Field in Tampa with a caption suggesting Morphonias was assigned to the 28th Engineers there before he was reassigned to the 708th Engineers in Alaska .
A May 1941 photo postcard folder from the 6th Division at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is laid in. It contains ten half-tone ‘photos’ of pre-WWI soldiers, vehicles, and equipment with line drawings of a regimental flag, officer ranks, enlisted chevrons, enlisted collar insignia, and officer branch insignia.
Very good. Item #009344
A fine collection of snapshots taken by an enlisted army photographic technician not just showing life in the pre-WWII army, but the training of and equipment used in his trade.