1917 ORIGINAL SCRAPBOOK COMPILED WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES BY A UNITED STATES MARINE SERVING AT GUANTANAMO DURING THE SUGAR INTERVENTION

By: FOREMAN LEROY ALPAUGH, USMC

Price: $3,455.99

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On offer is a super, original scrapbook and manuscript relic of World War I era service at Guantanamo Bay created, compiled and annotated by US Marine Private Foreman Leroy (Roy) Alpaugh. He was a member of the 7th Regiment, 59th Company from New York City. In many ways a diary of his life in the service the scrapbook, with many pieces of ephemera; photos, postcards, notes, clippings etc., begins with his enlistment April 26, 1917 at a recruiting station in Newark, New Jersey to his deployment in Cuba and time spent there. He talks of initially guarding the pier at East 24th Street, New York City and "we had it quite nice on the pier for a month or so until August 24th. Then I found much to my disgust that the 59th Co. of which I was a part was ordered to Philadelphia for transport to the tropics. We pulled out on board the Prairie at midnight Aug 20th and on the 27th came into the bay of Guantanamo, disembarking on the 28th, made camp on Deer Point." [We note that historically his deployment to Cuba was most timely as historians and researchers understand that when conservative Cuban president Mario García Menocal was re-elected in November 1916, liberals began to question the circumstances behind his re-election. The outbreak of political unrest caused considerable dismay among American business interests on the island. Anxiety existed over security of American owned property, especially the sugar plantations. Known as The Sugar Intervention, the United States Marine Corps were stationed on the island of Cuba between 1917 and 1922. Marines intervened to guarantee sugar exports. During World War I, the 7th Marine Regiment was formed in Philadelphia, PA on August 14, 1917 and immediately deployed to Cuba. The book was put together painstakingly completed with photographs meticulously labeled with locations and names of soldiers and detailed personal information about his time as a Marine in Cuba. Included are numerous WWI Marine Recruitment postcards; real photo postcards of soldiers and Cuba; military photos; a September 8, 1917 menu from a Cuban restaurant; newspaper articles; greeting cards sent to him; his permit to drive through Santiago; Customs tags; Cuban lottery; Opera Handbill; May 1918 Hotel Imperial menu; Cuban landmarks and scenery; photos and real photo postcards of Quantico Virginia; Puerto Rico where sugar can was unloaded; an original June 11, 1918 Spirit of 71 newsletter published by the Boys of the 71st; a July 17, 1918 Old Dominion Steamship ticket; Officers' Training Camp Thanksgiving Day Menu Nov. 28, 1918 at Quantico; and Dec. 16, 1918 Second Officers Training Camp Graduation Dance pamphlet. There are 56 pages with items attached and 41 loose photographs. In addition, there is a 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" photo of Roy Alpaugh standing outside a bayonet fence in San Juan, 2 other portrait type photos of Roy, a copy of his Marine Corps Discharge Papers, his birth certificate, and his obituary. Private Alpaugh did an exceptional job. Overall G+.

Title: 1917 ORIGINAL SCRAPBOOK COMPILED WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES BY A UNITED STATES MARINE SERVING AT GUANTANAMO DURING THE SUGAR INTERVENTION

Author Name: FOREMAN LEROY ALPAUGH, USMC

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Rare Book, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: GUANTANAMO, CUBA, 1917

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 64mo - up to 3" tall

Seller ID: 0002383

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