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U.S.M.C. Private first class William E. PLOCHARSKI COLLECTION, p. 2
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   This is the second webpage of photographs from the collection of Private First Class William Edward Plocharski (later William Planter) of the US Marine Corps, who took these photos during his deployment in Las Segovias, Nicaragua, over a period of two years, from January 1928 to December 1929.

     The larger photos were scanned in high resolution (600 dpi).  The smaller photos (of individual pages of the photo album) were taken at lower resolution but show the captions, and for that reason are included here.  For a full high-resolution image of each photo, click on the thumbnail image on the right-hand side of each Photo ID banner.   

     This collection has never been published anywhere else.  I first learned of it in January 2018 thanks to the kind courtesy of Private Plocharski's (Mr. Planter's) daughter, Patricia Barrow of Houston, Texas. I thank Patricia Barrow and her family for their generosity in making these photographs available and permitting their publication here. 

Photo ID:  Readers - Plocharski - P2.01   •  Coffee Drying at Amort's Ranch, Feb. 1929


Caption:  "Feb. 12 1929 Amort's Ranch Drying Coffee."

A marvelous depiction of local coffee-drying technology.  Amort's Ranch lay in the coffee-growing district just east of Jinotega.

Photo ID:  Readers - Plocharski - P2.02   •   Funeral procession in Jinotega

Caption (for the next photo, also applicable to this one):  "Jinotega, Nic. Funeral"

Photo ID:  Readers - Plocharski - P2.03   •    Funeral procession in Jinotega

Caption:  "Jinotega, Nic. Funeral"

Photo ID:  Readers - Plocharski - P2.04   •    Panoramic view of Jalapa Valley, July 1929

Caption:  "Jalapa Nic. July 10 1929 Come and Get it."

Photo ID:  Readers - Plocharski - P2.05   •   Rifle range outside Apalí, Feb. 1929

Caption:  "Apali Nic. Feb 1 1929 Rifle Range, 300 yd. Line"

Photo ID:  Readers - Plocharski - P2.06   •   View of Ocotal town center

Caption:  "Ocotal Nic."

Photo ID:  Readers - Plocharski - P2.07    •   House in Santa Clara

Caption:  "St. Clair Nic." 

Very probably Santa Clara, to the east of Ocotal and a short distance west of Apalí.

Photo ID:  Readers - Plocharski - P2.08   •   Mess line in Jalapa, March 1929

Caption:  "Jalapa Nic. March 15 1929."

Photo ID:  Readers - Plocharski - P2.09   •   Three Marines posing by small open-air barn

No caption.

Photo ID:  Readers - Plocharski - P2.10   •   Three Marines posing next to rural outbuilding

No caption.

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