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Title
A friendly bout among our boys on transport, returning from France
Contributor
[none noted]
Publication Information
European Publishers Underwood & Underwood London Ltd
Underwood & Underwood
Los Angeles: Occidental College Library, 2008
Contributing Institution
Occidental College Library
Collection
Occidental College Stereographs
Rights Information
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Description
A birds-eye view of two (presumably) American soldiers engaged in a boxing match aboard a ship. A lively crew of soldiers surrounds and cheers the two fighters.
Underwood and Underwood got the jump on Keystone since they had a photographer in Europe when the war broke out. Albert K. Hibbard rushed to Serbia, then back to France before returning to the US in December 1914. Underwood and Underwood introduced their first European War boxed set in 1915. (Boyd, Robert, The Great War, 9). By 1916, the United States had entered the war and American troops arrived in France. At this point, Underwood had drastically restricted stereographic publication. (Darrah, William, The World of Stereographs, 194). Although Underwood had severely cut back on the manufacture of stereographs, many scenes of American "preparedness" and mobilization were photographed. (Ibid., 195). Keystone had obtained the entire file of Underwood negatives yet only a small percentage of the war scenes were actually used. The larger part of Underwood's file were photographed before the first contingents of American Expeditionary Force landed in France. (Ibid., 195).
The viewer must assume the soldiers are American because Underwood and Underwood is an American company and "our" is used in the image caption.
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg
Extent
18 x 9 cm.
Identifier
14218-A
Sckla0083
http://callimachus.org/cdm/ref/collection/p131301coll1/id/74
Language
English
Subject
World War I, 1914-1918
Boxing
Sailors
Government vessels
Ex: troops, ship, military entertainment, military recreation, boxing
Place
New York, Ottawa, Arlington
Source
Occidental College Library.
Relation
Special Collections. Charles D. Klamm Stereograph Collection. (sckla)

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