Philippines

t-sea138t-sea138aIowa photo album Spanish philipine american war 1898 troops band.

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.

Price: $500.00

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Set of 12 postcards published for the 1929 Missionary Exhibition in Barcelona. The subjects is the Martyrs of Sante Fe, Philippines. Shown are Antonio de Santiago (Bulacan 1715), Lorenzo Gomez (Ilocos 1725) and Antonio Guemez (Bulacan 1731). Beautiful artwork. Rare and still in accordion format.

Price: $400.00

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5 page handwritten 1900 account of fighting in the Philippines during the Spanish American War. The eyewitness/author was Maubry C. Strawcutter with Company F, 41st USC, Luzon at San Isides. He is writing to H.C. Eshbuagh. He talks about prison, being shot at, etc. Strawcutter was from Falls Creek Pennsylvania. SOLD

Price: $200.00

t-sea133t-sea133aCollection of 200 souvenir photos by famed photographer Ira Spring. Covers Manila after its liberation, New Caledonia, Admiralty Islands, Dutch East Indies, Philippine Islands, Leyte and the Visayan Group Philippine Islands, Moratai. All captioned. SOLD

Price: $1400.00

Note: Ira Spring (1918–2003) was an American photographer, author, mountaineer and hiking advocate. He was the photographer and co-author, with Harvey Manning, of the "100 Hikes" series of books published by The Mountaineers. He co-founded the trails advocacy and maintenance organization Washington Trails Association (WTA) along with fellow trails advocate Louise Marshall. In 1998 he published an autobiography entitled "An Ice Axe, a Camera, and a jar of Peanut Butter" detailing his long photographic career on several continents. In recognition of this work in conservation and wilderness-preservation, he was presented with the Roosevelt Conservation Award by President George H. W. Bush in 1992.t-sea133bt-sea133c Spring was born in Jamestown, New York and grew up in Shelton, Washington. After trying unsuccessfully (allergies) to enlist in the Army in early 1941, Ira was drafted in the spring of the following year, when the country was at war and the military much less choosy. He was assigned to the Army Air Corps as a ground photographer and sent to the South Pacific. He largely avoided enemy action, but he spent a few hairy days at several thousand feet, hanging from bomb-bay doors with his camera, documenting bombing patterns while two crew members held him by the legs.

t-sea133dThere were adventures to be had on the ground, too. Ira smuggled his own camera along (a clear violation of strict censorship rules) and he spent his free time hiking the jungle trails of whatever island he happened to be on, visiting villages, making friends, and taking pictures. In the Solomon Islands, he came to a village occupied by a tribe known for head-hunting, and one of the men proudly showed him a picture of himself from Life magazine, holding the severed head of a Japanese general. There were also less grisly encounters; while on one of the Philippine islands near the end of the war, Ira had a very hard time persuading baffled and crestfallen locals that he really wasn't interested in taking on a "temporary wife" for the duration.

He died on June 5, 2003 in Edmonds, Washington.

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1885 Spanish military document written in Manilla. 

Price: $90.00

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What Lies Ahead for the Philippines, by the American Historical Association, 1945.

Price: $90.00

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July 2, 1897 war manuscript from the Philippines.

Price: $120.00

t-sea128ft-sea128gVintage album of real photographs, from the Spanish American War in the Philippines. There are 26 photographs in all, many being posed groups of native people: men holding spears (?) and wearing top hats, a family collected outside a hut, young boys, and boats on the river. There is one picture of a hanging, with two members of the American military nearby, looking on; a group of what looks like Filipino military officials, and so on. Brown cloth over boards with "Philipine Views"stamped on front cover. There is some rubbing to boards and wear to cloth around edges, and at head and foot of spine. The front board is warped from water damage, probably, but the interior is not affected. Blue and gray endpapers. The photographs are pasted on heavy boards. All are in very good condition, with no fading beyond any natural aging.

Price: $400.00

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February 16, 1899 issue of La Vie Illustree, with cover page showing the Americans landing at Manilla on cover. Story inside.

Price: $30.00

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THIS IS A 12" X 12 3/4" PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF A US SAILOR IN 1945-1946 IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 143 PHOTOGRAPHS INSIDE BUT THE FIRST HALF OF THE ALBUM HAS THE PAGES LOOSE AS THIS TYPE OF ALBUM PAPER WAS VERY BRITTLE AND OVER TIME BITS OF PAPER ARE CHIPPING OFF THE PAGES  BUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE IN GREAT CONDITION AND MOST HAVE A CAPTION WITH SOME HAVING THE NAMES OF THE SERVICEMAN UNDER THEM. A NUMBER OF PHOTOS AT GUIUAN SHOWING STREET SCENES, NATIVE SHOPS, LOCALS ENTERING CHURCH, NATIVE LIFE INSIDE THE NAVAL STATION AT TUBABAO, CHILDREN AT GOVERNMENT SCHOOL, NATIVE SCHOOL, COCK FIGHTS, NUMEROUS SHOTS OF LOCALS, MEAT MARKET, INTERESTING SIGN TO AMERICANS FORBIDDING THEM FROM ENTERING CIVILIAN HOMES, UNCLE SAM RESTAURANT, 'NEW LIFE OF VICTORY' SHOP, NATIVE GIRLS WITH SAILORS, MANY PHOTOS OF AMERICANS AT THE NAVAL STATION WITH SEVERAL SAILORS MENTIONED BY NAME, TACLOBAN LEYTE, SANTO MARGARITA. THE VALUE OF THIS ALBUM IS IN SEEING LIFE IN SAMAR PROVINCE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE WAR, AND GUIUAN AND TUBABAO NAVAL STATION IN PARTICULAR.

NOTE: Tubabao was used by the International Refugee Organization (IRO) in 1949 and 1950 to provide a temporary refuge for 5,000Russian refugees escaping from ChinaThe Russians were survivors of the Bolshevik Russian Revolution of 1917 and Russian Civil War of 1919-1920, Some Russians managed to escape and took refuge in foreign lands. Many of them moved to China, especially Harbin and Shanghai. Most of these refugees survived the Second World War but the communists took power in China and thus the IRO requested all countries around the world to provide accommodation to the Russians. The Philippines volunteered, and offered the Tubabao Island. The Russian refugees later were granted to stay in the United StatesAustraliaCanada and South American countries. Most refugees became citizens of the countries in which they settled. SOLD

 

Price: $400.00

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