Harry Setzer Collection

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Title

Harry Setzer Collection

Description

These photos were taken by Naval Photographer Harry Setzer during May and June of 1944, while he was visiting Palmyra on his tour through the Pacific with USN Scouting Squadron VS-47. They feature several very unique images:

1. Actress and Singer Helen Talbot visiting and fishing the atoll as part of her USO Tour. This is the only known visit to Palmyra by any USO tour, and was undocumented until we purchased these photos.

2. Native workers from nearby islands (likely Fanning or Gilbert) assisting with daily activities.

Special thanks to John Bade for not only selling us the images but providing background on their origin.

Creator

Harry Setzer

Date

1944-05

Rights

Public Domain

Collection

Citation

Harry Setzer, “Harry Setzer Collection,” Palmyra Archive, accessed December 13, 2019, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/209.