A fascinating photo album circa 1920 by Lieutenant C.P. McDonald of the Royal Flying Corps.
This album has a calling card included with the gentleman's name and rank.
The photos were probably taken by him or friends on a visit to Japan, or on a diplomatic mission after WW1.
The album shows images of various scenes of Japan and of the people he encountered.
There are 37 snapshots and 3 more commercial photos.
Some of the snapshots are of incidental Japanese scenery, some are of British men and women, and some are of Japanese country people weaving,washing, farming and pulling rickshaws.
Two of the pictures are of particular interest as they are of a submarine, the UB 143.
This boat was originally in the German navy, launched in 1918 and surrendered in Dec. 1918.
It then served in the Japanese navy 1920-1921.
The album has a Japanese cloth cover showing what appears to be a Japanese parade.
A fascinating historical piece.
Condition: Some photos appear missing and some are faded. They have, however been shot with a good camera and are still quite clear.
Size: Book 12 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches. Snapshots 5 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches approximately.
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