Two Vreeland photos, cadets Army and Navy Academy San Diego c. 1920s

$31.00 USD

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Two studio portraits by George Vreeland of cadets in uniform from the Army and Navy Academy (A.N.A.) in San Diego CA. Both are inscribed to a Captain Smith.

Army and Navy Academy is a college-preparatory boarding school for boys, grades 7–12. It was founded in 1910. The Academy was founded by Thomas A. Davis on November 23, 1910. It was originally located in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego, California.

Cadet in A.N.A. school uniform.

Inscribed ”To Captain Smith one of the best in the old A.N.A. from Bob"

Photo marked ‘Vreeland San Diego’

Cadet in A.N.A. school uniform holding instrument (?)

Inscribed ”To Captain Smith always a friend when you need one “Duck” “24” "

Photo signed ‘Vreeland S. D.


Both mounted in their own three-panel embossed cardboard folder.

Photo: 9 ⅞” x 5 ⅞”   Folder   10 ¼” x 6 1/4'”


Vreeland, George J., 1874-1955. Called a veteran San Diego photographer who opened the Vreeland Studio 50 years ago. In 1891, he bought a sleeping car from the Pullman Company, equipping it with sky lights, and for 5 or 6 years until 1896 traveled on the road, calling his business Vreeland’s Railroad Photo Art Company. He retired in 1948; his son George took over the business.

Active: 1907 – 1940

Company names:

  • Vreeland’s Railroad Photo Art Co. (1891-1896);
  • Vreeland & Jacobs (1907);
  • Vreeland & Stout (1908-1909)


  • 1907-1922 at 929-931 5th Avenue;
  • 1923-1929 at 1047 5th Avenue, Second floor;
  • 1930-1940 at 1050 9th Avenue