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Papers of Perry G. Davis
Collection # 60  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Papers of Perry G. Davis
    Dates: 1886-1911 (bulk 1908-1911)
    Collection Number: Collection # 60
    Creator/Collector: Perry G. Davis Jim Cavin United States Navy
    Extent: 1 cu. ft. (2 boxes)
    Repository: Los Angeles Maritime Museum
    San Pedro, California 90731
    Abstract: The Collection of Perry G. Davis contains postcards of the early 20th century in Japan and China; it also contains one book and a leather-bound portfolio used by Perry in his journeys on Navy ships. The postcards in his collection are unique in subject matter; their quality and preservation is good to excellent in most cases; some items are damaged.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research. Please make an appointment with the Museum Archivist or Museum Director for access to the collection.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright restrictions apply to this collection. Please inquire in writing. The material may not be used without permission.

    Preferred Citation

    Papers of Perry G. Davis. Los Angeles Maritime Museum

    Biography/Administrative History

    Perry G. Davis, born in 1886 in Missouri, became a sailor on ships of the Great White Fleet during its tour of the Orient from 1908 to 1909.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains unique visual material on Japan and China prior to World War I. It contains black and white and hand-colored postcards of the early 20th century in Japan and China; it also contains one book and a leather-bound portfolio used by Perry in his journeys on Navy ships. There are two professional portraits of Perry Davis: one was taken prior to joining the Navy and the other in Yokohama City, on a rickshaw. The photographs of Yokohama City depict the portside city located on Tokyo Bay, its houses and streets. When the ships of the Great White Fleet toured Japan, the crew and officers participated in sports events and were welcomed with bouquets. In China, the crew collected postcards which depicted buildings and monuments.

    Indexing Terms

    Battleships
    Seafaring life
    Yokohama City, Japan
    photographic prints
    photographic postcards
    official documents
    sailors (military)

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