Original U.S. 1920s USMC Tientsin China 4th Marines Photo Album

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Original Items: One-of-a-kind. A wonderful unnamed photo album from a Marine that served in Tientsin China with the 4th Marines during the 1920s. The cover of the album is gilt embossed with an EGA and U.S.M.C. TIENTSIN CHINA with traditional Chinese characters. It features over one hundred original photos that are held in place with original photo corner holders. The photos show Marines in uniform, automobiles, Chinese civilians, ships, monuments, a Ford motor car plant in China, rickshaws, camps with tents, ocean, landscapes trucks temples, and so much more. Condition of the album is very good with intact binding and no loose pages.

The term China Marines, originally referred to the United States Marines, of the 4th Marine Regiment, who were stationed in Shanghai, China from 1927 to 1941 to protect American citizens and property in the Shanghai International Settlement, during the Chinese Revolution and the Second Sino-Japanese War. Those Marines stationed at the embassy in Peking and the consulate in Tientsin referred to themselves as North China Marines.


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