NHF-101-A (through NHF-101-C)
44 page photo album entitled “1897 – Classmates: Spanish War 1898.” Individual portraits from the U.S. Naval Academy including Class of 1897 William Leahy and many others. 1894 drills at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, including scaling the wall, artillery drill, presentation of colors. Views of Fort Popham, Maine; Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida. Spanish-American War scenes showing blockade of Santiago, Cuba, shore bombardment missions, scenes ashore at Guantanamo Bay including Cuban soldiers, Fort McBalla, damaged and sunk Spanish vessels. Ships seen include USS Bancroft and USS Lancaster USS Puritan, USS Oregon (BB-3), USS Lebanon, USS Du Pont (TB-7), USS Indiana (BB-1), USS Detroit (C-10), USS Vesuvius, US Hospital Ship Olivette, USS City of Washington, USS Matteman, USS Plunger.
39 page photo album owned by Paymaster John W. Morse, Asiatic Station 1904-1905. Scenes in the Philippine Islands, including Cavite and Manila, showing buildings and people. Return of SS Dakota with the Royal Chinese Commission to England, France, and Belgium, 1906. Scenes in Alameda and Golden Gate Park, California. Christmas Day on board USS Wisconsin (BB-9).
23 page photo album showing life at Naval Station Port Royal, South Carolina, late 19th and early 20th century. Views of buildings, and of naval personnel and civilians in the Navy Yard. Ships shown include USS Wasp, USS Penacook (YT-6), USS Lancaster, USS Cincinatti (C-7), USS Topeka, USS Yankton, USS Biddle (TB-26), USS Shubrick (TB-31), collier Hercules. Views underway on board several ships, with civilians embarked.
44 page photo album detailing the cruise of USS Wilmington (PG-8) in South America, 1899-1900. Stops include British West Indies, Venezuela, Argentina, and Brazil. The majority of photos are of local people and sites. Possibly once owned by Paymaster John W. Morse.