Manila Hotel 1945

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    Written on the back of this photograph is:

    SWPA-SigC-45-13500
    Its interior gutted by fire and Jap-set demolition charges, the Manila Hotel, once the city's smartest meeting place, is shown in this view from the bay. The modernistic Tourist Bureau building at the left is completely burned out inside, with only the white walls standing. Note wreckage of small craft in the left background.
    SIGNAL CORPS PHOTO By: Pvt. Hubbit Quon

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    1. badzmanaois 117 months ago | reply

      fantastic b&w shot. this is amazing; where'd you get this?

    2. J. Tewell 117 months ago | reply

      This truly is a fantastic photograph. It is an original U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph that I found for sell on line. The black and white photo was probably taken through an orange filter that darkened the blue sky and the water while enhancing and dramatising the contrast of the buildings.

    3. tspiggliot 95 months ago | reply

      Chris
      This is a shot of Herb's that I've never seen. I've printed a lot of his negatives. After 1945 he came to live in San Francisco with his wife and two sons. When I knew him in the 70's he was a salesman. We used to work on his ChrisCraft. He died in the late 1970's, and received a very honorable military burial. I had the honor of being a pall bearer for him. He had a great eye for photography.

    4. J. Tewell 95 months ago | reply

      Fantastic that you knew the person that took this picture. It would have been a privilege to have known him I am sure. This is a well composed using great photographic technique photograph that created a dramatic picture. In outer words he was obviously a great photographer. This photograph I have is an original 1945, 8 X 10 photograph and I have seen others for sell so it is not a one of a kind. I would like to see his other photographs. Do you know if any are available on the Internet? And by the way I am a retired American living in Metro Manila just a few miles down the road from the Manila Hotel.

      A mahogany wood with 6 cylinder Plymouth engine CrisCraft? My father had a friend that had one of those that I would water ski behind in the 1960s.

    5. pataography 56 months ago | reply

      I think the structure on the left was the Legaspi Gardens

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