Photo Album Belonging to an African American Soldier in Europe Germany 1960s. Description: Photo Album Belonging to an African American Soldier in Europe. Red leather album binding measuring 11.5 x 8, containing 92 photographs placed into photo corners on tissue guarded leaves. Each of the first 47 images is accompanied by a handwritten caption in the margin; the rest of the images are uncaptioned save for a few annotations on the backs.
The album belonged to Lewis Minor, an African American soldier stationed at US Army bases in Germany, and bears several inscriptions to his wife on the front endpapers including "rescued for my darling wife Anne Minor" and 1963-64 this is the days of my life I would never forget what a hell of a place this is. The album mainly documents Minor's time between 1962 and 64 in Hanau and Grafenwoehr, Germany.Minor's unit worked with missiles and rockets; in one group photograph, minor appears as a Sascom (Special Ammunition Support Command) "soldier of the year" award recipient, part of a unit responsible for maintaining Nuclear missiles and other weapons of mass destruction. The album contains a series of images of a 1962 Nato demonstration which featured soldiers on parade, missiles mounted on vehicles, and possibly even a live fire demonstration. There are also images of soldiers in camp, in tents, socializing, drinking, and horsing around. The album also includes a handful of images of Minor while stationed in Denmark, and a series of color photos of the 18th Artillery Headquarters in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Damage to many of the tissue guards, album covers faded, images in excellent condition.
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The item "Photo Album Belonging to an African American Soldier in Europe Germany 1960s" is in sale since Tuesday, July 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Stereoviews".
The seller is "jarmac17" and is located in Aiken, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.