This collection contains gelatin silver
photographs of Okinawa, taken from 1951-1952.
Charles Eugene Gail, DDS (October 21, 1921-May 3, 2003) was born in Chetopa, Kansas and
raised in San Bernardino, California. He was an avid photographer all of his life. He
graduated from the University of Southern California in 1945 and practiced dentistry for
over 50 years in Montrose, California. During the Korean War, he was stationed at an Army
Hospital in Okinawa between December 1951 and November 1953. During this period, he took
unique pictures of the post-war island and its people. In later years, he focused his
photographic works on Sierras and White Mountains in California.
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