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These scenes were taken by Harvey Tom Evans, during WWII, on the Philippine Islands, while fighting the Japanese. They are a harsh reminder of what humans can inflict on others, and the Japanese/German plans were one of these, but also a reminder of the Bravery of our people here in the states, and elsewhere.

Harvey was in the Navy from 1932 (I believe) until 1935 or 36, Class 4F...please tell me what that means. I have other paperwork of his.

Sorry, but these are should not be forgotten, any more than those who served in any branch of the services should, women, boys and girls

Yes, I have an affinity for the head hunter and his trophy, which we paid him to take. Now all I have to do is to discover one of his tribesmen's actual axes...luckily I know many Filipina's online.....LOL.

I am guessing the location as being the Philippines because few nations had active head hunters, and the man's look reminds me of the many I have spoken with.


  1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    This was a popular "souvenir set" of photos sold to many service men who served overseas.

    I have seen them in many veterans estates. They were produced in fairly large numbers.

  2. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 4 years ago
    Really..............................................I couldn't say what I was wanting to so those dots say it for me...LOL......well,'s lousy, but interesting Scott..................................................................................................................... durnit!

    I'm glad you gave me the info though, now I won't look so stupid the next time someone asks me about them............I might even look almost knowledgeable

  3. tom61375, 4 years ago
    I find this collection very interesting and unique. Now I feel it's okay to post my Tsantsa (shrunken head) I got from Argentina! =)
  4. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 4 years ago
    I thought a couple looked familiar
  5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Additionally, your guys draft card shows that he was "4F" or unfit for armed forces service -- most typically, this was for medical issues.

  6. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    A quick look at ebay:

    If you look, you will find others as well.

  7. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 4 years ago
    Tom, I hope you do that! that would be very neat to see! thank you

    Thanks Crisnp...sadly, apparently so...LOL....I have numerous of his others, so maybe he was transferring from duty to the states and stopped by the local tourist beaurea...and thank you for the links...they def helped

    LOL...Jay, at this point I am disappointed in my find...but, what the hey. They're still originals, just copies, and the head hunter is why I bought them in the first place..............F4...that slucks

    Thanks Scott, I was thinking Klinger from MASH was trying to go F4
  8. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Classifications were done prior to drafting as men met the draft age. Paperwork shows that his was given near the end of the war (JUN 45).

    Klinger as trying to get a "Section 8"-- a classification of a Discharge for someone in the service.

  9. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 4 years ago
    ahhh...section 8. My memories as long a, well, we wont go there. The info is def valuable to me Scott. Thanks again
  10. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 4 years ago
    Shoot, at those prices I'm rich....LOL
    I checked your links, and you're def spot-on least now I know I could get my money back if I wanted, but for some reason I am morbid enough to keep these, at least until I talk one of my Philippine friends into discovering an axe...LOL
  11. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    They do have value and are collected. Privately photographed images carry a significantly higher value than those that were mass produced.

  12. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    These usually sell in the $8- $15 range individually (for the close up views, less for distant views).

    Photos taken by individual soldiers (not massed produced) will bring about 2- 4 times that. Ink inscriptions with unit IDs will put it on the higher end.

  13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    love this :) amazing!!
  14. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 4 years ago
    cool info Scott. I did notice the sellers were not telling people they were not ones from soldiers. I guess that's called Buyer Beware?

    Your definition of why and whats valued will be highly helpful to me and others...thanks

    Thank you Sean
  15. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    I don't see anything wrong with sellers' ads-- they are WW2 vintage.

    I'd put the onus back on the buyers to research prior to buying. Don't assume something about an item.

    Ask the seller questions or ask on here before purchasing.

    Many folks on here (and other sites) are glad to help for FREE.

  16. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Reprint photos are common. Antique or era made reprints do have value (even if they are copy images).

    Modern reprints are a dime a dozen-- you will see a lot on ebay and a lot POSTED on CW. Most common size is 8 X 10.

    They are purely decorator items with no collector value.

  17. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 4 years ago
    I agree somewhat with buyer beware, Scott, and that these are period and original reprints, compared to modern reprints, which as you point out are entirely useless except as a way to cover holes in walls...LOL

    Thanks again

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