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navy handset

National Museum of American History

Navy

National Museum of American History

NAVY

National Museum of American History

U.S. Navy

National Museum of American History

Navy

National Museum of American History

Navy Life

National Museum of American History

Russian Navy

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Poster depicts a large grey Soviet navy ship; a submarine next to it. Text in red. Above, a Soviet flag in white, red, and blue.

Navy Cutlass

National Museum of American History

Navy Typecuts

National Museum of American History

Turkenbund: Navy

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Navy Cutlass

National Museum of American History

Navy Cutlass

National Museum of American History

Navy Cutlass

National Museum of American History

Navy Pier

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Navy Jumper

National Museum of American History
Jumpers like this one were worn by enlisted men in the U.S. Navy. This particular jumper belonged to Charles Gillette Pratt, who enlisted on August, 29, 1864 and served aboard the U.S.S. Rhode Island. The U.S.S. Rhode Island had performed many and varied military activities during its tenure in the war. One activity of note was its participation in the Union siege of Fort Fisher in North Carolina on January 15, 1865. The successful land and water attack strangled supply lines to Lee’s army and dealt a crushing blow to Confederate efforts.

Navy Cutlass

National Museum of American History

Navy Cutlass

National Museum of American History

Navy Cutlass

National Museum of American History

U. S. Navy

National Museum of American History

Navy Day Celebration

National Museum of American History

U. S. Navy

National Museum of American History

Navy vs. Maryland

National Museum of American History

unidentified U.S. Navy officer

National Museum of American History

1941 Army-Navy Football Program

National Museum of American History
This is a football program for the 1941 United States Military Academy vs. United States Naval Academy football game. The cover is white with a color illustration of a soldier and a sailor, each holding their academy's flag in front of a globe. The program is 212 pages long with several black and white photographs and illustrations. Navy would win the game 14-6 at Municipal Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The first Army/Navy game was played in 1890 and has been played annually since 1930.

There are several parts of the program that are now of immense interest for World War II historians. For instance, page 180 features a bow view of the U.S.S. Arizona with text that says, "It is significant that despite the claims of air enthusiast no battleship has yet been sunken by bombs." The game was played on November 29, 1941. On December 7 (the next week) the Arizona would be destroyed by Japanese bombers at Pearl Harbor. There are also several other pictures highlighting and describing ships throughout the U.S. fleet, such as, the aircraft carriers Lexington and Saratoga. Other pages contain pictures of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Frank Know (Secretary of the Navy), Henry Stimson (Secretary of War), the Naval Academy and West Point.

The program also has a unique look at popular culture from the period. There are several cartoon illustrations featuring popular characters, such as, Popeye, Dagwood and Blondie and Snuffy Smith. The cartoons all carry a unique Army or Navy theme. Overall the program is an excellent representation of the crossover between sport and American history/culture.
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