Binondo, Plaza Moraga, Manila, Philippines, “my store with my signs” written on the back, early 20th Century
Photographs of the Philippines taken by United States military personnel. University of Michigan Special Collections
The Luneta and Manila Bay swimming beach, Manila, Philippines, before 1900
Illustration from the book: The Inhabitants of the Philippines (1900) By Sawyer, Frederic Henry Read Publisher Scribner, New York Public domain not in copyright Legaspi-Urdaneta Monument is not there yet.
MANILA CARNIVALS 1908-1939
1920 QUEEN OF THE OCCIDENT. Virginia Harrison, daughter of Gov. Gen. Francis Burton Harrison, reigned alongside Trinidad de Leon, who was named Queen of the Orient. The 1920 Occidental Queen who shared honors with the Oriental Queen was an obvious choice—she was Virginia Randolph Harrison, daughter of then Philippine Gov. Gen. Francis Burton Harrison with his first wife, the heiress Mary Crocker of San Francisco. Born on 21 Oct. 1901, Virginia had a sister, Barbara, and lived a life of…
Metropolitan Theater, & newly opened Magnolia Rendezvous, Manila, Philippines, May 1948
Was the Magnolia Rendezvous a restaurant or an ice cream parlor? Photographer: Jack Birns Photograph taken by a “Life” magazine photographer. For personal non-commercial use only This image is copyrighted.