Morris C. McEldowney military service in Korea and Japan photograph album, 1954-1955.
A hand-made photograph album by US Army Chaplain Morris C. McEldowney, dated 1954-1955. The album contains 190 photographs, and most of the black-and-white gelatin silver photographs are candid snapshots of the local people, shrines, public buildings, and marketplaces in and around Seoul.
McEldowney also carefully recorded notes in ink on what he was seeing, providing both historical and personal commentary in the margins of most of the pictures. 12 pages document the Korean War, 1950-1954, showing 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division camps, soldiers, other officers, tanks and jeeps, winter camps, battlefields, corpses, local inhabitants, and a "Retreat" review and parade in 1954. Locations named in captions include Chinampo (Nampo), Taejon (Daejeon), and Sinanju.