Vietnam: 1970. Item #1131
20 loose, trimmed, gummed commercial album leaves, now inserted into archival sleeves and housed in a three ring box measuring 11½” x 10½”. 78 photographs, all but two in color, measuring 3½” x 3½” or 5” x 3½”. Contents generally near fine or better, a few images faded, one with a soil spot. An album featuring soldiers at play at a base in Vietnam. The shoulder patches identify the men as members of the 18th Engineer Brigade but with no captions we are unable to learn much more about them. From the appearance of the soldiers and their equipment, it appears that leadership of their detachment may have been a little lacking. There's nary a dull photo in the group: dazzling dancers are depicted next to musicians in matching red and white pin-striped jackets. Several show the soldiers on stage, either dancing with, or borrowing instruments from, the musicians. Warning: the dancers are nude in some shots, and a couple were taken a bit too close to the stage, from ground level. Other interesting photos show the base with choppers in flight, internal views of the barracks, African American soldiers, and black and white soldiers goofing around together. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.