Saturday, July 20, 2013
U.S. Navy Sailor, Early 20th Century, Ralph V. Clark
This is a photo of Ralph V. Clark, a sailor in the US Navy. It was taken by R. Yamamoto of Yokohama, Japan.
I cannot date this precisely, but I believe it to be early 20th century, pre-WWI. It is interesting that the photographer information is displayed using the Latin alphabet - I imagine it was a busy port and they learned to cater to their visitors.
Someone has written on the back - "Ralph V. Clark, brother of Frank B. Clark". It's a nice example of what a Naval uniform looked like at the time.
I also have a photo of his brother Frank, same era, but it's not as good and there is no photographer information.