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Collection of 20th century photographic items. 1st item: World War II Photologue album for the United States Army 863rd Engineer Battalion containing seven hundred and thirty-six (736) photographs detailing their lives while they were stationed in New Guinea, the Philippines, and other locations in the Pacific, circa 1943-1946. The album begins with some photographs of the battalion's basic training at Geiger Field, Spokane, WA and some tourist shots of Sydney, Australia. The majority of the album contains images of the daily lives of soldiers including troop entertainment, native people, evidence of Japanese occupation and battles, the local landscape and places of interest, camp areas, buildings, jungle expeditions, before and after shots of rebuilding projects, and photographs of notable people including Mrs. Jean Marie Faircloth MacArthur, wife of U.S. Army General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and other officers. Photographs pasted to black construction paper with gilt silver caption lettering. Housed in faux brown leather album with printed title and battalion logo, rivet binding. Photographs approximately 3 7/8" H x 4 3/4" W. Album – 11 5/8" H x 16 1/2" W x 2 5/8" D. Mid 20th century. 2nd-22nd items: Twenty-one (21) albumen prints depicting various Ford Model-T pick up trucks, two (2) depicting parts. Studio marks for Mile High Photo, lower right of prints. All but one of the prints mounted to white linen backing. Prints approximately 8" H x 10 1/8" W. Pages approximately 8" H x 11 1/2" W. Early 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Photographs in overall good condition with wear to be expected from age, one appears to be missing. MacArthur spelled erroneously. Album in overall good condition with scratches to title and logo to covers, inside covers and pages with wear to be expected from age. 2nd-22nd items: Prints in overall good condition with ink inscriptions, toning, dampstaining, discoloration, etc. to be expected from age. Loose threads to linen backing. All but one of the prints mounted to white linen backing. Most of the prints appear to have been cut down, all have hole punch attachments.