THE STORY OF BANNERMAN
ISLAND - ORIGINAL PRINTING:
I believe this monograph was published back in the
1960’s during what was to be the last of the halcyon
days of the famous Bannerman Island in the Hudson River
not far from West Point, and the well known Bannerman
Store in New York City.
A pamphlet sized paperback,
this 52 page book provides a detailed history of Francis
Bannerman’s business efforts, concentrating on his
island “castle” and it features many, many photographs
of the island’s exterior and interior.
Bannerman has been credited
with being the cornerstone of modern militaria
collecting in the United States, and without the massive
inventory he maintained over the years, the antique
militaria market would be a shadow of what it is today.
If you weren’t collecting
“back in the day”, this monograph will give you a taste
of “the good old days”.