ILLUSTRATED WWI-ERA MARINE CORPS RECRUITING BOOKLET
A 9x6 staple-bound booklet with "U.S. MARINES" at the top of the front cover,
and " SOLDIERS OF THE SEA" at the bottom. Cover is a red, blue and black
block print depicting armed Marines in prone defensive postions (one Marine
with binoculars standing) beneath palm trees, with steamships and setting sun in
the distance behind them. In decent condition overall, with a 1/4" tear to side of
cover and some light creasing.
Inside, on title page, a dime-sized spot of paper-residue from an old sticker. Title
page reads: "U.S. MARINES: DUTES, EXPERIENCES, OPPORTUNITIES,
PAY. Seventh Edition. U.S. Marine Corps Publicity Bureau, 177 East
Twenty-Fourth Street, New York, New York".
Thirty-two pages with photographs on most pages. Type & photos in light green.
Photo captions as follows: A Marine Field Radio Outfit; The Marine Detachment
of a Battleship; Marine Barracks, Puget Sound; On the Rifle Range; Five-inch
Marine Gun Crew in Action; Launching a Marine Flying Boat; A Marine Camp
in the Tropics; Inspection of the Color Guard; Raising the American Flag over
Vera Cruz; Marines Studying Wireless Telegraphy; A Barracks Bowling Alley;
A Typical Barracks Amusement Room; A Minstrel Troupe, American Legation
Guard, Managua, Nicaragua; Instruction in Advance Base Work; A Party of
Marines from the Asiatic Fleet sightseeing in Shanghai, China; Marine Field
Artillery in Haiti; Marines belonging to the Legation Guard, Peking, China;
Visiting an Old Temple; The Mascot (camel) of the Marine Guard at the
American Legation, Peking, China; Marine Motor Cycle Carriers in Haiti;
Barracks of Marine Detachment, American Legation, Managua, Nicaragua;
A Motor-Drawn Battery on the March in Santo Domingo; Wall Scaling;
Marines Manning an Anti-Aircraft Gun on Board a Battleship; Company
Inspection at Marine Barracks; Class of Marine Field Musics, at Recruit
Depot, Port Royal, S.C.; Ready for Inspection; Boat Drill; An Out-Door
Gymnasium; Instuction in Cooking in the Field; Physical Training; A Sham
Battle in Southern California; Preparing on Land for Duty at Sea."
Out of Print.