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[Photograph album documenting experiences of U.S. Navy nurse Peggy O'Neill while serving in Papua, New Guinea in 1944]

Label
[Photograph album documenting experiences of U.S. Navy nurse Peggy O'Neill while serving in Papua, New Guinea in 1944]
Title
[Photograph album documenting experiences of U.S. Navy nurse Peggy O'Neill while serving in Papua, New Guinea in 1944]
Title variation
New Guinea 1944
Creator
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Album of photographs that document the experiences of U.S. Navy nurse Peggy O'Neill while serving at the U.S. Navy Base Hospital No. 13, Navy 817 at Hilimoi, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea in 1944.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
O'Neill worked at the 50-bed hospital that had been built by the 84th Battalion Seabees in July 1943 when they built a permanent camp at Milne Bay, along with housing and recreational facilities. The Navy Nurse Corps served with the 15th Special Battalion, and operated the hospital until July 1945 when it was dismantled and moved to bases in the Philippines. The album opens with a large photo of the troop ship which delivered O'Neill and her fellow nurses and other personnel to New Guinea, followed by images of war casualties being treated, surgical operating rooms, the nurses driving around in their jeep (the "Witch Wagon"), and recreational facilities on the base. Of special interest are several photos of Carole Landis and Martha Tilton performing for the Stars and Stripes tour with Jack Benny through New Guinea in 1944 in order to raise troop morale. Landis was a very popular young star at the time, and worked tirelessly for the Naval Aid Auxiliary, visiting hundreds of military bases during the War. Also included is a photo of the B-24D-50-CO "Frenisi" with the nose cone pin-up cover art of a woman wearing only a sombrero, scarf, and high heels. The bomber flew a total of 104 combat missions with no fatalities, and was retired by July 4, 1944. Over 40 images are pictures of the Papuan villagers in native dress who lived near the base during the War. O'Neill enlisted in Long Beach, California, and according to Navy Corps records, served until July 1945
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album documenting experiences of U.S. Navy nurse Peggy O'Neill while serving in Papua, New Guinea in 1944]
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Production
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Cover title: "New Guinea 1944. Ens. Peggy O'Neill. United States Navy Nurse Corps."
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos and versos of 24 leaves of thick brown paper, arranged in groups of 4-7 photographs per page; mounted with gum adhesive that has loosened in some plates, and has left residue where some photos are missing; one photo laid in; without captions
  • Bound in contemporary brown cloth over paper boards; post binding tied with braided brown silk cord; upper cover has title hand-stencilled in blue and gold paint, and two palm trees hand-painted in green and yellow; manufacturer's label on rear pastedown "Series No. 290 Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd."
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 x 34 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (162 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchased from Between the Covers Rare Books, 2016 for Library Special Collections with funds from the Southeast Asian Studies bibliographer, Jade Alburo.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)980880675
  • ucoclc980880675
Label
[Photograph album documenting experiences of U.S. Navy nurse Peggy O'Neill while serving in Papua, New Guinea in 1944]
Production
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Cover title: "New Guinea 1944. Ens. Peggy O'Neill. United States Navy Nurse Corps."
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos and versos of 24 leaves of thick brown paper, arranged in groups of 4-7 photographs per page; mounted with gum adhesive that has loosened in some plates, and has left residue where some photos are missing; one photo laid in; without captions
  • Bound in contemporary brown cloth over paper boards; post binding tied with braided brown silk cord; upper cover has title hand-stencilled in blue and gold paint, and two palm trees hand-painted in green and yellow; manufacturer's label on rear pastedown "Series No. 290 Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd."
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 x 34 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (162 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchased from Between the Covers Rare Books, 2016 for Library Special Collections with funds from the Southeast Asian Studies bibliographer, Jade Alburo.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)980880675
  • ucoclc980880675

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