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    An Incredible Record of African Americans Shipping Off to Fight in the Spanish American War Six leaves from an album, photos pasted on both sides, back-to-back, forming twelve pages in total. The photos document black soldiers sent to the Philippines. In 1898, twelve regiments were raised, two of which were entirely black. The photos, from what must have been one soldier's personal album, follow the troops from their departure from the U.S., include shots of the principal buildings at camp in the Philippines, and scenes that include the troops on parade and the 25th Regimental band. One photo cleanly split, lays flat. The balance are quite fine. A wonderful record documenting those who helped fight for their country in the time "Jim Crow."

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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