Civil and Spanish American War era CDVs and Spanish American War era photograph albums. 1st grouping – Grouping of Naval Academy CDVs from the Civil War era including images of a uniformed midshipman – verso in pencil "Perkins", another midshipman in uniform – verso "My roommate Finley – committed suicide", two midshipmen in uniform, verso in pencil "Bomfils & Finley", and a midshipman in coat uniform, verso in pencil, "Dillman". All midshipmen CDVs with F.M Zuller, Richfields Springs, and U.S. Naval Academy markings verso. Large CDV of older gentleman in full uniform, lower margin, "Perry B. Dawley, Ens. Sergt. N.A. 1887" (Served in Company F 1st Regiment Volunteers Rhode Island as a private in 1861, post war served in the Newport Artillery – Rhode Island). Two large CDVs of the same gentleman, Bob Mitchell, one showing him in a naval uniform. Another post Civil war CDV with a soldier holding a rifle (possible 1873 Springfield trapdoor?), and a photographic print of a gentleman in uniform, verso in ink, "New dress uniform compliments C. E. Nelson D. Co. 23rd". Archive also includes a small tintype of two gentleman in formal attire (prob. Rhode Island), a large cabinet card of a seated dog similar to a collie, and a CDV showing a harbor (possibly Boston area). 2nd grouping – Three (3) Spanish American War era photographs books. 1st book includes an encampment scene from Camp Fornance and several photographs of Camp Meade showing various training activities with soldiers, four pages (approx. 16 photographs) showing a visit to Gettysburg, additional photographs of Camp Fornance in South Carolina, and a page showing pictures of the end of the 1st Rhode Island Vol. Infantry and the lowering of the flag, dated 1899. Last page titled, "Returning home". 2nd photographic book has the first page showing Brigade Camp, Difficult Run, June 28-30, 1898 – 1st Rhode Island, 2nd Tenn, 3rd Missouri. Following pages show Camp Dyer, Quonset Point, Difficult Run with photos of poor blacks and whites, Camp Alger, Camp Meade, Newport Artillery at Fort Adams 1898. 3rd photographic book – domestic scenes from Columbia SC, Christmas 1898, additional scenes of South Carolina including black families, and possibly a 4th of July parade with flags and ribbons draping the town, one arch with the words, "Sampson Santiago". Condition: 1st grouping – some Naval Academy CDVs have a pinhole where hung, minor toning and some corners bent. 2nd grouping – covers to albums frayed, at least one is detached.
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