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Edward Kelby album

Identifier: C Photo Album 193

Scope and Contents

Views from a voyage aboard the USS Ophir from San Francisco to France at the end of World War I. Images of war ships, the crew of the USS Ophir, sailors, Panama and the canal, the Azores, France, Gibraltar and the destruction of the USS Ophir by fire at the beginning of the armistice. Views of the Japanese ship SS Awa Maru which returned the sailors of the USS Ophir to Hampton Roads, Virginia.


  • 1918

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


1 photo box(es)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.


Title from PAFI inventory.


Formerly PAFI Album #193


Album contains photographs and two newspaper clippings.

Table of Contents

San Francisco U.S.S. Ophir -- Sunset on San Francisco Bay -- Eddie Cramer - and friend wife off coast of Central America -- Gatun Locks Panama Canal -- Gold Hill, Panama Canal -- Atlantic entrance to Panama Canal -- Futile attempt to explode mine -- U.S.S. Leviathan New York Harbor -- Loire River France -- Nantes France -- U.S.S. Middlesex and Dirigible on patrole [sic] -- Convoy awaiting departure Royan France -- U.S.S. South Dakota at sea -- Crack colored troop and commander St. Nazaire, France -- S.S. Paris St. Nazaire -- Wounded French soldiers Bordeaux, France -- Survivors of U.S.S. Buena Ventura -- Ensign Williams buried at sea with military honors -- U.S.S. Buffalo -- U.S. naval barracks, Gibraltar -- Survivors of the U.S.S. Ophir Gibraltar -- U.S.S. Ophir afire, Gibraltar -- Submarine chasers & mother ship Tonopah -- Ponta Delgada, Azores -- Crew of SS. Awa Maru Hampton Roads, Virginia -- From the air -- T6 per 1400 ft.

Processing Information

album cover worn, many photographic prints faded, soiled, and discolored.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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Denver CO 80204 United States