1940 Photo Album, USS Yorktown, US Navy, William Shulver, Menus, Matchbooks More
Posted on: April 15, 2020 /
This is a second listing of this album, meant only to show you additional photos. This one has an outrageous price! 1940 Photo album and scrapbook of US Navy sailor (machinist mate) William Shulver of 196 Hedley Ave. Central Falls, Rhode Island–his service time aboard USS Yorktown, aircraft carrier sunk at the Battle of Midway. Shulver was off of her before Midway, transferring to the USS Pocomoke for the rest of the war in May of 1942. I’ll list his military estate in two batches: this listing concerns the Yorktown service. A second listing will be his Pocomoke service. Just too much to document in one listing. Shulver’s parents were Mr. Louis Shulver, residing at the above address. He had a brother, Herbert, who joined the Army, and at least three sisters: Ruth H. And one I don’t know the name of, but that should be available in the 1940 census. A listing of album’s contents: most photos are mounted with photo corners (not glued in). If an item is loose, I’ll denote that. And if it’s glued in (also called “Tipped In” if just glued along one edge), I’ll denote that. 151 Photos and postcards in all, plus the USS Yorktown cards, newspapers, etc. 9×12 original crayon of Shulver in uniform, signed, but I can’t make out the signature. He was a handsome fellow. 1940 “General Orders for Sentinels on Post” from US Naval Training Station Newport, RI (loose). Leather cover album, 13×8.5, USS Yorktown. Backboard is stiff and has a flap that would cover the ends of the album pages and snap onto the front cover. A loose album page with Nov. 16, 1940 issue of “Yorktown Crier” newspaper, 4 pages long. Glued to album page, but just at the top of page 4. The back of this album page has two newspaper clippings: “Yorktown’s Log New Epoch in War History” and “New Yorktown Hits the Sea”, with a photo and story of new Yorktown launching in 1943. Two loose newspaper clippings with photos: Yorktown listing before sinking, and Casualties from Yorktown disembark. On loose album page: USS Yorktown “Plan of the day for Saturday, May 3, 1941″ and an unused Navy postcard, where you’d cross out any message you didn’t want to send. Two page article with photos of the Midway Battle. I think this was in an issue of Life Magazine. USS Yorktown Matchbook, “Scouting Squadron Five”–remains of scrapbook paper on back (loose). Real Photo Postcard USS Yorktown (loose), cancelled Sept. 9, 1941, written to Shulver on the USS Pocomoke from a pal on the Yorktown. 5×7″ printed photo, loose, “USS Yorktown Third Anniversary Ball, Alexander Young Hotel, Honolulu, T. 5.25×3.75 USS Yorktown Christmas card, signed by Edward Zimmerle (loose). 5.5×8.5 Thanksgiving Menu, USS Yorktown, 1940 (loose). 7.5×5.5 USS Yorktown Christmas card, 1940 (loose). Album opens with “Domain of Neptunus Rex” certificate, not filled out. Two pages of autographs of Shulver’s friends, each dated, with address and “What They Had to Say”. 2×3 Liberty card from Naval Air Station San Pedro Terminal Island, CA. Several photos of pals on a beach. 1940 photo sister Pearl. Photo sailor “Zimmerle” (sent that Christmas card earlier). Sailors on guard duty. Small photo of Shuler “Me”. A couple of pages of photos from home: Cresent Park, Skating, bell buoy, his little sailboat (dated 1939) a light house, friends with first names, and a tily stamp-sized photo of the USS Yorktown. A leave certificate from US Naval Training Station, Newport, RI for Oct. (half glued to album, or “Tipped In”). 8×10.5″ tipped in USS Yorktown “Plan of Day for Jan 7, 1941 from A. Movie that night was “Pier 13″ starring Lloyd Nolan and Martha Raye. Matchbook, the Modern Hotel, Honolulu. Tipped in receipt for a towel and cap ribbon, 45¢. Small newspaper article noting Shulver’s recruitment–his name misspelled (glued in). Dog Mollie, Brother Herbert, friend “Speed” (real photo postcard of a sailor), matchbook USS Yorktown. Photo of US Navy destroyer 379. These may be souvenir photos. Photo San Pedro, of a ferry in Seattle and the Waikiki Theater. Photos of three sisters and brother, friends at beach. Photos of his mother and father, dated April 1941. 2 Real photo postcards of Shulver and friends in uniforms at a studio. Tipped in USS Yorktown Fun-Fest at Pearl Harbor 25 Jan. Program for day’s events of boxing, pie eating contest, dances, chow, etc. Tipped in Yorktown Crier newspaper for Jan. Clothing and Small Stores receipt for a small towel and white trousers, April 11, 1941. Censor postcard given to Shulver on Yorktown. Two photos Great Lakes Training Center. Photo Yorktown in Panama Canal. Photo of Tug in Pearl Harbor. 10 photos of Navy ships in Pearl Harbor. 18 canned photos and postcards from Bermuda. Photos of Shulver and buddies on streets, I’m not sure where. 2 Real Photo postcards of Shulver and buddy at Virginia Beach, VA. Photos with British sailors and others at Ocean View. Newspaper clipping of sister Ruth’s wedding and photos of wedding. Stapled on to the last page of the album is an 8 page USS Yorktown Radio Press News for Jan. 8, 1941 titled Goo’ Mornin’! Finally, several loose photos of Shulver and buddies, including one of Shulver at Guard Duty dated Aug 2, 1940, Newport, RI. Please remember to go to the second listing and see more photos. I’ll list the USS Pocomoke items tomorrow. See scans or photos for condition. Happy to answer questions. Prices are our best price. Just takes too much time with so many listings. We don’t answer offers. Good feedback automatically given reciprocally. You must return the item so we can offer it to the underbidder. The item “1940 Photo Album, USS Yorktown, US Navy, William Shulver, Menus, Matchbooks More” is in sale since Saturday, April 11, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Photographs”. The seller is “mainebarnandattic” and is located in Azle, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.