Photo album titled “China Cruise ’33, ’34, ’35, ‘36” (images from 1937 & 1938 are also included). Subjects consist of:
USS Palos (PR-1) – views of the ship; a landing party; and crewmembers aboard ship
USS Pecos (AO-6) – in Dewey drydock, Olongapo; and crewmembers aboard ship
USS Monocacy (PR-2) – views of the ship; views onboard ship; crewmembers; the radio room; dispensary; upper deck; and LTJG Earl K. Solenberger (Engineering officer).
Miscellaneous ships seen: USS Bittern (AM-26); HMS Falcon; USS Black Hawk (AD-9) making smokescreens; USS Panay (PR-5); HMS Terne; as well as several Japanese River Gunboats and Steamers in the Yangtze River.
Places seen, in China (including general scenes and people) – Nanking; Shanghai; Hankow; Taiping; Cheefoo; Peking; Canton; Port Arthur (with Japanese battleships); and Yangtze Gorges with sunken and stranded steamships
Places seen, in Japan (including general scenes and people) – Kobe; Nagasaki; Kamakura; Kyoto; Yokohama; and Mount Fuji
Other places seen – Philippine countryside, Olongapo Naval Station, and Manila City.
Miscellaneous – US Navy sailors on liberty in China; target practice; sailors swimming; and a US Navy band and Honor Guard at Memorial Day Parade, 1934 in Chefoo.
31 photographs and documents. Photographs show several unidentified scenes along the Yangtze River, including the Yangtze Gorges; sailors; local craft and the USS Palos (PR-1) at Ichang, circa 1934-1935. Also included are views of the bombing of the railroad yards across the river from Hankow by the Japanese circa 1937. Documents consists of tickets, clippings, cards, and notes from China, circa 1933-1938. Ship’s smoker programs from the USS Rochester (CA-2) and USS Henderson (AP-1) are included; as well as Christmas cards (with menus) from USS Palos, USS Monocacy and USS Oahu.
Photo album titled “The Sino Japanese Hostilities, 1937, Shanghai” containing 110 numbered photographs by Ah Fong of Shanghai. Subjects seen include activities and scenes in Shanghai during the 1937 Japanese attacks, including damaged buildings and personnel causalities; hospital scenes; crashed aircraft; troops for foreign nations (US, British and Dutch) and their positions; foreign warships USS Augusta, USS Marblehead, HMS Cumberland, HMS Danae, HMS Falmouth, and Japanese OCA Idzumo; Chinese Gereralissmo Chiang Kai Shek with General Yang Jei Ih; and Chinese troops in defensive positions digging trenches and posing with weapons.
Professionally produced photo booklet titled “The North China Incident Pictorial” published in Japan with 62 photographs covering the Japanese army activities leading up to the conquest of Peiking in 1937. Specific subjects include the Japanese infantry with issue rifles; field artillery; “Banzai” cheering; military parades; funeral of casualities; Army trucks; forces on railroad vechiles; destroyer bombarding with 120mm L.A. Gun; residents supporting troops; and the Japanese Garrison Commander in Chinla, LTG K. Katsuki. Locations seen include (generally are views of combat related activities and or damage) Yuanping, Lukowkiao, Lungwanmao, Imentzushan, Tientsin, Tungchao, and Peiping.