Album of WWI Photographs by Harry A. Spencer

Album of WWI Photographs by Harry A. Spencer

Description
Album of photographs taken by Harry A. Spencer during his tour of service in the United States Army during World War I. The album has a black leather cover stamped with the word "Photographs" that has separated from the spine. A gelatin silver photograph of a piece of artillery is attached to the front below the title. The album is composed of fifty black paper pages on which silver gelatin photographs have been mounted with hand-written captions beneath. The pages are tied together near the spine with a black woven shoelace. The album details Spencer's life while he served in the military during the war, including his time at Camp Greene in North Carolina, and travels through Memphis, Tennessee, New York City, England, France, Belgium, Germany, and Colorado. See accession file for reference reproduction of Spencer's album created by the donor, Spencer's grand-daughter Kathi Wong.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photo album
album
date made
1918-1919
place made
United States: Colorado
depicted
United States: North Carolina
United States: Tennessee, Memphis
Germany
France
Belgium
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 13 in x 1 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 33.02 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
2009.0129.01
accession number
2009.0129
catalog number
2009.0129.01
subject
Europe
European History
U. S. Army
Soldiers
World War I
World War I
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Military
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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