(n. p.): c. 1924 - 1932. 45 unnumbered album leaves with numerous items slipped in, and approx. 30 loose items. Hundreds of b/w photos, postcards, ms letters, playbills, menus, newspaper and magazine clippings, original sketches and watercolor paintings, invitations, receipts, church programs Album: 10-1/2" x 14-1/2" Quarter dark-blue leather and pebbled blue cloth photo album, housed in a homespun bag, emboidered with the owner's initials, an anchor, two flags, and a small shield. Some minor foxing in the album, overall in VG+ condition. Item #45048
Captain. Frederick Sudell was in the Royal Navy Reserve for over 20 years, this scrapbook covers 8 vital years of his service. In addition to being an officer, he played hymns every Sunday at church, was an avid wood carver, and a loving father. The album consists of various sized photographs (approx. 5" x 7" to 10" x 8"). There is a staggering amount of ephemera relating to his service on various ships, visiting places such as Japan, India, Goa, China, and various European cities. Images include local scenes, maratime subjects, life at port, monuments, friends and family, group shots of fellow navy men &c. &c. &c. Of note are the the shots of navy vessals, and a panorama of Hong Kong lit up at night. Sudell was invited to some very high profile events in India as well as the UK. The albums is throughouly annotated, made with great attention to detail, also included are many ms letters. Over 400 items. A wonderful time capsule of naval service during this period.