Last week, my dad gave me his father's photo album from his time in the US Navy. The cover is worn and weathered leather with a satin depiction of the ship he served, U.S.S. Holland.
This is the only picture of my grandfather in the entire album, he is taking a self portrait with a few friends in a bar mirror. Both of my father's parents died before I was born so any stories I hear or keepsakes that are still around I will adore and appreciate.
Men in uniform.
Waves crashing over the deck of the ship.
Front of the ship.
View of the bay.
The ship at night, from the shore.
A sinking ship.
A sailor's joke.
A few sailor buddies.
Some lady friends.
Caption reads "Babe, poodles, honey 1936"
A Hawaiian sunset.
Hawaii while the ship was docked at Pearl Harbor.
My grandpa frequently dived while in the Navy.
The Golden Gate.
Sightseeing in Hawaii.
Some more divers.
Christmas on the ship.
One freaky looking fish. This reminds me of the fish on the simpsons that swam in the river by the nuclear power plant.
Bay bridge at night.
Original photographs taken by my grandfather.