USS Wyoming and sailor Dean Dickson photograph album
Photograph album with 147 snapshots taken by sailor Dean Dickson of the USS Wyoming, likely just after the end of World War One. Identified locations range from Hawaii to Panama, Mexico, and along the equator, most likely in the Pacific. Stateside photographs also include Texas, Washington State, and California, with many photos of San Diego; Balboa Park, San Diego High School, the port and waterfront. Some war games are documented, lively soldier games on board are featured, ship mascots apparently included a dog, pig, and deer. Terrestrial views likely document shore leave.
- Dickson, Dean (Photographer, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
The USS Wyoming was completed in 1912 and was assigned to Battleship Division Nine, which was attached to the British Grand Fleet. During WWI, she primarily patrolled the North Sea and provided escort cover for convoys to Norway. After the war she was assigned to both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets.
1 Volumes : Photo album with black pebbled cover and string-tied measures 7 1/8 x 11 3/4 inches, with gilt title "Photographs" on front cover.
Photograph album with 147 snapshots taken by sailor Dean Dickson of the USS Wyoming, likely just after the end of World War One.
This collection consists of one photograph album containing 147 photographs, and is arranged and described to the collection level, which encompasses the entire photograph.
KEL 1301/3 27.a.3
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Max Rambod Rare Books in January of 2023.
Photo album with black pebbled cover and string-tied measures 7 1/8 x 11 3/4 inches, with gilt title "Photographs" on front cover. About half of photographs measure 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. First half of album is annotated using white ink. Last third of pages unused. First page is detached; several photos missing. Photos are corner mounted and range in size from 1 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches to 4 x 3 inches. Generally in good condition, light rubbing to album edges.
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Processed by Sean Visintainer, February 27th, 2023.
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