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Early 1900's China Marine Album with 533 photographs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#1 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:50 AM

Since having begun to view these early albums on Ebay - this beauty - is by far the best I've seen. The condition is simply remarkable for something a century old. It sold for $2225. this weekend. The sellers description...

Fresh from a NH attic, we are offering this REMARKABLE and HUGE PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM which contains 553 original photographs taken by an unidentified UNITED STATES MARINE soldier during his duty as part of the Legation Guard in SHANGHAI and PEKING, CHINA and later during his assignment to the Phillipine Islands. This AMAZING photographic record chronicles the "China Marine's" mission from the time he landed in HAWAII to his landing at SHANGHAI, then on to PEKING and then to a later time when his (presumed) wife joined him in China and then they proceeded on to the PHILLIPINES. There are hundreds of REMARKABLE CAPTIONED PHOTOS which include the landing party of the Marines at Shanghai in 1913; 2 Photos of Chinese President Yuan Shi-Kiah; Views of French Marines, English and German Sailors at Shanghai in 1913; MANY photos of the U.S. MARINE contingent and LEGATION GUARD troops, commanders and compound including views of General Bell and other high ranking U.S. officers, Sergeants at the Foreign Legations taken at the English Legation Compound in June of 1914, US. Marines parading at Peking,Legations Guard photos to include U.S. mounted troops, band, and others. Views of the Chinese Red Cross including hand powered ambulances, hospital scenes and refugees boarding ships at Shanghai; Many Chinese Military photos at Shanghai; A view of the USS Albany at Shanghai; Many views of Chinese troops with guns, cannons and other armaments; views of the fires at Shanghai; a view of a VERY young Chinese girl titled "Soldier's Temptations"; Rural views of Chinese villages including camel trains, Large photos of different Buddha Temples and interiors; View of the TEMPLE of HEAVEN, HAND of PLENTY BUDDHA, PRINCESS TOMBS and the GREAT WALL; Views of PEKING to include: beggars, police station, fur markets, forbidden city, rifle range, Chinese theater, street bakers, street peddlers, Dali Llama Pagoda, New Year Temple, Yellow Temple, Temple of Heaven, Five Pagoda Temple, Top of the Tartar Wall, many street scenes, Bell Tower, 11 large photos of the 1913 FUNERAL of the EMPRESS DOWAGER ( wife of Emperor Guangxu) who died at the Forbidden City. Other PEKING views include: The Temple of Torture, Donkey Polo at Peking on Thanksgiving Day 1914, the Tablet in the Temple of Confucius, Temple of the Moon, Idol in the Temple of the Moon, Hospital at Peking, Several views of spent Chinese Military Guns, American Cavalry (mounted on donkeys) in Peking and more Peking views. Also: Several views of American Marines "In the Imperial Hunting Park"; Precious Stone Pagoda; Jade Pagoda many, many views of U.S. Marines atop Idols, Temples, Pagodas and spent military guns and cannons at such locations as Pien Tzer Temple, Yellow Temple, Shanghai Pagoda, Summer Palace, Temple of the Clouds, Tartar Wall, Forbidden City, Imperial City and other locations. More Peking views of the "Cultivation of the Western Hills", Drum Tower, Skating Rink, Baron Von Kettler Monument, Ruins of the Summer Palace, Historically important views of "Chinese at American Legation on the Day the U.S. recognized China as a Republic", Coal Hill, Peking and more. Views of Chinese life such as "Watchman's Tower at Corn Field", "Chinese Saw Mill", "Water Works", Peking, "Camel Train on Sunken Road", "Hand Ball Courts", "Chinese Fair". Later in the album are wonderful photographs of nude anoriginal Phllipine women as well as photos of Phillipine life with the latest photos being of U.S. military buildings in the Phillipines. Overall, a most important and early photograph album, being offered with NO RESERVE!! CONDITION: All images are in EXCELLENT condition. The album is in EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION THROUGHOUT and its IMAGES ARE SUPERB!! The album (overall when closed) measures 12 1/2"" by 14 1/4". Sizes of photos are (largest) 7 1/2" by 9 1/2" and smallest 1 3/4" by 2 3/4". Guaranteed HONEST, OLD and MARKET FRESH!!

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:51 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:51 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:52 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:52 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:53 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:53 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:55 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:56 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:56 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:57 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:57 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:58 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:59 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 09:00 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 09:01 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 09:03 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 09:04 AM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 09:04 AM

Wonderful album. Thanks for sharing. Someone is a happy camper!
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 02:48 PM

Nice album....a bit older then the seller realized and filled with a number of stock photos that have been published elsewhere..... but seeing them together here finally puts them into context. Oh the research opportunities are endless with that album.....love the wall shot.....somewhere in that image sits John Russell, Thomas Holcomb Pam Bigler and Brooke Astor. Will be neat to speculate who the owner was and I am thinking either joined the USS Rainbow or another ship of the Fleet after leaving Peking. Darrell thanks for posting them here for research

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:49 PM

some real cool shots in there, hope someone here won and can provide larger images


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