Rare Celluloid Photographic Album with Admiral George Dewey and his victorious fleet with color rendering of USS Olympia, Concord,Baltimore, Raleigh, Boston and Petrel
In these three photos is the front cover of the photographic album with great rendering of Admiral George Dewey and the ships that fought in the Battle of Manila Bay, his claim to fame. It is hard to get a good picture of this album, for the colors are warmer and brighter.
In the following pictures is the clasp and closeup of clasp
The following photo is of the USS Baltimore as it steams for the Battle of Manila Bay.
The following photo is of the USS Raleigh
The following photo is of the USS Boston firing its guns
The following photo is of the USS Concord. I have listed on my blog a number of documents of an Ordinary Seaman that served on this ship in the Battle of Manila Bay. He even shared in prize money for the capture of two Spanish ships. There is even a discharge from aboard the USS
Baltimore at New York Navy yard.
The following photo is of the USS Petrel.
The following photo is of the USS Baltimore with its double smokestack
The following photo is of the USS Olympia the flagship of Admiral Dewey
The photo below shows the marbled felt cover that has protected the back for over 100 yrs. It is in remarkable condition
This photo below is inside cover with a dedication of the album. It has space for cabinet cards and CDV which are long gone.
The following photos are just for your enjoyment.