Brooklyn New York Army Supply Base 1919 Project Completion Report 63 photographsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[U.S. Army, WWI, Supplies, Quartermaster, Brooklyn Army Supply]
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Army Supply Base, Brooklyn, New York. Completion Report, by Herbert S. Crocker, Lieut. Col., Quartermaster Corps.
Published 1919, New York.
232 pages. Oblong folding map of Brooklyn and New York Harbor. Includes 63 original b&w contemporary photographs on 32 sheets plus numerous other offset b&w photos and several folding charts.
Period half leather binding, raised bands, spine gilt lettered, cloth covers, marbled end papers.
Leather is dried, chipped and flaked, joints cracked, covers held by binding cords. but text block and contents remains clean, tight and sound.
Interior remains clean and free of spotting. Photographs protected by original tissue guards with lettering. All the detailed text and report was typed on a desk top typewriter.
Exhaustive, detailed, (likely) one of a kind report, contains a wealth of information concerning the logistics of the American War Effort in WWI. Focusing on the Brooklyn Supply yard, the report is exhaustive in detail, including amounts paid to subcontractors, how long projects took, materials used, the names of the ships which carried material, the layout of the facility, interior specs, on and on...
No doubt created for an important individual or as a wrap-up Summary Report upon completion of this massive sit which is today still standing and being renovated.
Book measures: 11 1/8" H X 8 5/8" W.