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[U.S.S. Vermont and the U.S. occupation of Veracruz during the Mexican Revolution photograph album].
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[U.S.S. Vermont and the U.S. occupation of Veracruz during the Mexican Revolution photograph album]


Album of snapshot and commercial views chiefly taken during the United States invasion and occupation of Veracruz, Mexico in 1914 during the Mexican Revolution. Views depict U.S. Navy soldiers assigned to the Vermont during training exercises, miscellaneous activities aboard the ship, largely involving officers, and battle scenes in the streets of Veracruz, including combat, damaged buildings and war casualties. Also includes tourist views of the region -- likely taken during the occupation -- depicting bullfights, city views, baseball games between U.S. Navy and Mexican teams; officers and their quarters aboard the ship; and Gulf of Mexico scenes, a few depicting naval aircraft. Most scenes of battle and the Mexican Revolution were taken by commercial photographers, while snapshot scenes pertaining the U.S. Navy were likely taken by an officer of the U.S.S. Vermont. Also includes a series of views apparently taken in the Canal Zone of Panama, many depicting construction of a portion of the Panama Canal. A few views of U.S. Navy training aboard the U.S.S. Montgomery on the sea near Annapolis, Maryland, not adhered in the album, are stored separately (in PIC folder).


1914 (issued)


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Soldiers -- United States -- Photographs
Soldiers -- Mexico -- Photographs
Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920 -- Photographs
Veracruz (Veracruz-Llave, Mexico) -- History -- American occupation, 1914 -- Photographs
Panama Canal (Panama) -- Photographs
Canal Zone -- Photographs
Mexique -- Histoire -- 1910-1920 (Révolution) -- Photographies
Veracruz (Veracruz, Mexique) -- Histoire -- 1914 (Occupation américaine) -- Photographies
Canal de Panamá (Panamá) -- Photographies
Zone du canal de Panamá -- Photographies
Mexico -- Veracruz (Veracruz-Llave)
Canal Zone
Panama -- Panama Canal
United States
United States. -- Navy -- Photographs
Vermont (Battleship) -- Photographs
États-Unis. -- Navy -- Photographies
United States. -- Navy.
Vermont (Battleship)


Title devised by cataloger.
Compiler, photographer of most snapshots unknown. Identified commercial photographers include Hadsell Foto (Veracruz) and C.C. Harris Foto.
A few photographs found laid into the album were removed and stored separately (PIC folder).
Album has no captions or other descriptive annotations. Commercial views include captions -- some in Spanish, others in English -- printed in negative.
Purchase from Michael Brown Rare Books LLC ; 2020.
U.S.S. Vermont (commissioned 1907, decommissioned 1920): battleship of the U.S. Navy; took part in the invasion and occupation of Veracruz, Mexico in 1914; stopped near the Panama Canal shortly before its completion in 1913, and transited the Canal in 1918.
U.S.S. Vermont and the American occupation of Veracruz during the Mexican Revolution photograph album, BANC PIC 2021.054, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.


Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

approximately 150 photographs in 1 album and 1 folder : gelatin silver prints ; sheets various sizes, album 26 x 32 cm