Fonds consists of photographs that mainly document bombings in Shanghai by military forces from Japan in 1937. It is likely that the photographs of two bombing incidents were taken when Victor was a member of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps. The images show the devastation caused by the bombings including streetscapes and details of blown out buildings and dismembered casualties. Other photographs at the beginning of the album are postcards of Shanghai in its heyday before the bombings. Textual documents are from the 1930s and 1940s and include registration cards, a birthday card, a passport as well as identification cards of Victor, Valentina and Elizabeth.
Item is a photograph showing people on the taiko-bashi (drum bridge) over the Shinji-ike pond and wisteria in full bloom at Kameido Tenjin shrine in Tokyo. This is one of the many photographs from this period, which were patterned after ukiyo-e woodblock prints. This photograph follows a 1865 print, Inside Kameido Tenshin Shrine by Hiroshige Ando and others.