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[Album of Philippine-American War photographs]

Label
[Album of Philippine-American War photographs]
Title
[Album of Philippine-American War photographs]
Contributor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Photograph album, possibly belonging to an American soldier stationed in the Philippines during the Philippine American War, 1899-1902, containing 23 original photographs, and 104 halftone reproductions taken from an illustrated book about the conflict.
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Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
The miscellaneous photographs include a bird's-eye view of San Fernando de La Union, site of conflict between the Spanish and Filipino insurgents during the Philippine Revolution, 1896-1898; the funeral cortege of an American officer; a view of the insurgents' headquarters in Manila; portraits of two young Filipino girls; and a native woman pounding rice. Several of the photos depict Igorot native people--a chief and his wife, an Igorot family, and a group of "headhunters" from northern Luzon. Five large photographs of executions of Filipinos by hanging suggest that the photographer was an enlisted man or officer of the United States Army, probably Company E of the 5th U.S. Infantry, stationed in Bacnotan de La Union, judging from the large (16 x 21 cm) group portrait of the Company included in the album. There are small snapshots of a military administration building at Bacnotan, two American soldiers washing their clothes at a stream, and the thatched-roof quarters of the men of Squad No. 7 in Bacnotan. Also included is a large photo of a pile of human bones at the "bone garden" in Manila, and two skulls in a burial vault in a graveyard in Bacnotan. The remaining pages of the album contain 104 halftone photographs of scenes of native life in the Philippines--a Manila street scene, groups of Filipino women, bathing and sitting, children riding a carabao, the Governor-General's palace in Manila, a woman pounding rice, a group of water carriers and native sampans in Manila harbor--and scenes of military combat during the Philippine American War: burning of Manila, wreck of the Spanish ship Reina Cristina, sunk in Manila Bay by Admiral George Dewey's fleet on May 1, 1898; bodies of dead Filipino soldiers strewn across the battlefield at Caloocan, and in trenches near Manila; Filipino prisoners burying their dead under guard of American soldiers; large group of Filipino prisoners; scenes of destruction along the Pasig River; the bone yard at Pacco Cemetery, Manila; and Igorot prisoners of war, captured Feb. 4, 1899. There are also photos of large ships transporting American troops between Manila and San Francisco, as well as photos of Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, stops along the way to the Philippines for many American soldiers. Many of the halftones appeared in the following two illustrated books popular at the time, which were intended to educate Americans about the new additions to their colonial empire, and were often distributed to soldiers: Our boys in the Philippines: a pictorial history of the war, and general views of the Philippines....the natives, industries, habits, etc. / photographed and compiled by P. Fremont Rockett, official photographer of the Twentieth Kansas Regiment United States Volunteers. Published by P. Fremont Rockett (1409 Market St.), San Francisco, Calif. and Chattanooga, Tenn., 1899 (available online); and H.H. Stratton's Scenes in the Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Hawaiian Islands and Scenes Relating to Soldiers. Published and copyrighted by H.H. Stratton (905 Market St.), San Francisco, Cal., 1902. See also "Photography & Power in the Colonial Philippines: the U.S. Conquest & Occupation (1899-1902)," available online through the MIT portal "Visualizing Cultures."
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not applicable
Label
[Album of Philippine-American War photographs]
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Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • The 23 gelatin silver photographic prints are mounted on verso of upper cover, and rectos and versos of first [4] leaves of medium gray paper, three to a page, except for the large group portrait of Company E, 5th U.S. Infantry (mounted alone) and five small snapshots (mounted together on one page); written captions below each photo in brown ink
  • The 104 halftone photomechanical prints are mounted on rectos and versos of last [13] leaves and recto of lower cover, four to a page; printed stock numbers and captions below each image
  • Bound in dark gray paper covers; embossed title "Deckle Photones" on upper cover, within an embossed wreath of palm branches
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
28 x 33 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (23 photographic prints and 104 photomechanical prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box. Purchased from Between the Covers Rare Books, 2015, for Library Special Collections with funds from the Southeast Asian Studies bibliographer, Jade Alburo.
Other physical details
gelatin silver, letterpress halftone
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927420130
  • ucoclc927420130
Label
[Album of Philippine-American War photographs]
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • The 23 gelatin silver photographic prints are mounted on verso of upper cover, and rectos and versos of first [4] leaves of medium gray paper, three to a page, except for the large group portrait of Company E, 5th U.S. Infantry (mounted alone) and five small snapshots (mounted together on one page); written captions below each photo in brown ink
  • The 104 halftone photomechanical prints are mounted on rectos and versos of last [13] leaves and recto of lower cover, four to a page; printed stock numbers and captions below each image
  • Bound in dark gray paper covers; embossed title "Deckle Photones" on upper cover, within an embossed wreath of palm branches
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
28 x 33 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (23 photographic prints and 104 photomechanical prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box. Purchased from Between the Covers Rare Books, 2015, for Library Special Collections with funds from the Southeast Asian Studies bibliographer, Jade Alburo.
Other physical details
gelatin silver, letterpress halftone
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927420130
  • ucoclc927420130

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