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Steele (James King) Photograph Collection of the Philippines and Other Locations
photCL 694  
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A collection of photographs taken for and by travel promoter James King Steele, primarily while living and working in the Philippines. Also some photographs of tourist locations in other countries.
James King Steele (1875-1937) was an American travel author, editor, and publicist. In 1904, he married Edith Shorb, daughter of James de Barth Shorb. Steele published the Del Monte (California) Weekly from 1908 to 1911, was editor and publisher of the World Traveler from 1911 to 1916, and editor of the travel magazine Japan from 1917 to 1929. He was also the manager of the publication department at Toyo Kisen Kaisha (Oriental Steamship Company). Steele was active in tourist development organizations, including the Philippine Tourist Association from 1930 to 1935, and the Japan Tourist Bureau, which he founded. He lectured, wrote articles on Asia, and presented radio talks on a variety of subjects.
7.4 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
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