These are 9 original 1898 era photos in an album from the Philippines during the Spanish/Philippine American War period. This album belonged to Oren Eldon Patterson, a soldier in the regiment and his name is on the cover. Additional writing is on the inside cover. The photos show soldiers of the 51st Iowa regiment while they were stationed in San Francisco while en route to the Philippines. The 51st Iowa served with distinction during the war. One interesting photo shows the 51st Iowa band waiting to board the transport "City of Puebla". Other photos show soldiers in Golden Gate Park, lined up, posing for photos, carrying rifles, and a stack of cannonballs. The photos are printed on thin photographic paper and were sold to US soldiers. They are actual photos printed on a thin glossy finish (albumen style?) paper and mounted into a photo album. Photos are on both sides of the album pages. The photos range in size from app. 2" x 3-1/2" to app. 3-1/4" x 3-1/4". The album measures app 4-1/2" x 4-3/4". The album pages have come loose from the album. These photos are an amazing piece of history. The photos are in excellent condition with very minor wear. The cover pages have some minor staining which does not detract. These photos were found with other photos from the Philippine American War period.