World War II era Real Photographs of Samoa, including one, "High Talking Chief" and the destroyer USS Tucker. World War II, Samoa.
World War II era Real Photographs of Samoa, including one, "High Talking Chief" and the destroyer USS Tucker.

World War II era Real Photographs of Samoa, including one, "High Talking Chief" and the destroyer USS Tucker.

Ca. 1942. Ephemera. Four b&w World War II post card size real photos of Samoa, with one entitled "High Talking Chief - Samoa" showing a traditional Samoan chief, or matai, with his symbols of orator chief status: the fue (flywhisk with wood handle) over his left shoulder and wearing a tapa cloth with traditional patterned design. The other photographs include: "Rainmaker Mountain - Pago Pago" with two sailors on bicycles in foreground, "[U] S. Warships Pago Pago Samoa", and one untitled shot of a bay with buildings and communication towers along the shore. The US warships photograph includes a very clear image of the vessel numbered 374; this was the USS Tucker, a Mahan class destroyer which survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and was then assigned to the South Pacific, hence the date. Blank backs. 5 3/4 x 3/5", glossy, very good condition. Very good overall. Item #19741

Price: $85.00

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