Title taken from image. Image inscription: The success of this mine is the greatest triumph in the history of gold mining. In this mill over 8000 tons of ore are handled daily at an average cost of 41 ½ cents per ton.
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TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS AND THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD QUOTE THE LAY OF FINAL VICTORY HAS AT LAST ARRIVED X JAPAN HAS SURRENDERED X HER FLEET WHICH ONCE...
He had just returned a few months earlier from treatment for tuberculosis, which included the removal of one lung so this was a real triumph. He had also won the seal parka he is wearing. Title and description courtesy of Mrs. Keller.