c1950 A Scrapbook of the USS General Hugh J. Gaffey
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Illustrated, Original Binding
A charming and unique scrapbook, documenting a voyage of the USS. General J. Gaffey to Japan.
Containing two-hundred and thirty-six monochrome photographs throughout.
In a lovely Japanese style scrapbook.
The ship was named after Hugh Gaffey, renamed after the Second World War and Gaffey's death. The ship had originally been named the USS Admiral W. L. Capps.
Gaffey was a noted United States Army Office who fought during both the First and Second World War.
After the Second World War, this USS carried men and material to American installations throughout the world, taking troops and their families to and from their overseas assignments.
In a unique scrapbook binding with wooden panels to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Rear panel is lifting a little. Small crack to the tail off the front panel. Backstrip is a little worn. Light rubbing and marks to the wooden panels, with small chips of the painted colour. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. First leaf is a little torn, not affecting image.
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