A three-page narrative describing how Thomas Green Ryman bought his first boat with $3,000 sewn into the lining of his coat. The story describes the number of times the steamer "Alpha" ran aground or sank, claiming the boat sank 13 times, always...
Three Alsatian women in native dress standing near a canopy of trees. The woman on the left has her hand on a wooden chair. The women are wearing boldly patterned dresses and have oversized bows in their hair.
World War, 1914-1918; Sailors; African Americans; Warships; Arms & armament; Naval warfare
Unidentified seamen aboard the U.S.S. Rambler during convoy escort duty. The men are operating the ship's 3"/50 gun. The inscription on the photograph incorrectly identifies the ship as the U.S.S. Rumpler.