BEN F. GROGG PHOTOGRAPHERS MATE
The photos shown here appear to have been a commercial venture by Ben F. Grogg of San Francisco, California shortly after he returned from Okinawa after the end of WWII. The photo album that these photos were mounted in was a commercial album of the time period. The first photos show the cover and one of the pages with a photo mounted with corner mounts and a text description glued below the photo. Each photo was numbered in the lower right corner and the number matched the number on the text description. A pamphlet was mounted on the inside back cover and contained a short history of the Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) and the battle for Okinawa. The history also mentioned the super typhoon that hit Okinawa in Oct 1945 and destroyed most of the military installations, many ships and aircraft. One of the photos in the album also showed a photo of Ben Grogg, an enlargement of him is shown. The first photo in the album was stamped on the back with Ben Grogg's name and address.