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Oliver Hazard Perry

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; image 23 x 18 cm. on board 27 x 21 cm.

Portrait of Oliver Hazard Perry, b. 1842-d. 1913.

Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont

National Portrait Gallery

Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont

National Portrait Gallery

Oliver Hazard Perry

National Portrait Gallery

Oliver Hazard Perry

National Portrait Gallery

Oliver Hazard Perry

National Portrait Gallery

Oliver Hazard Perry

National Portrait Gallery

Oliver Hazard Perry

Catalog of American Portraits
"We have met the enemy and they are ours," came the terse report from twenty-eight-year-old Oliver Hazard Perry after the first major naval victory of the War of 1812. The American navy, with Perry in command of the flagship Lawrence, had met the mighty British squadron at Lake Erie on September 10, 1813, winning control of the lake and paving the way for General William Henry Harrison to move ahead to victory on land.

Perry had been assigned the task of building a fleet and assembling a crew, which he described as "a motley set, blacks, Soldiers, and boys." But after the battle he spoke "highly of the bravery and good conduct of the negroes, who formed a considerable part of his crew. They seemed to be absolutely insensible to danger."

Oliver Hazard Perry Memorial Statue [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
On photo mount label: Sculpture, American: 20th cen. Monument to Oliver Hazard Perry. Newport, R.I. Soc. for Pres. N.E. Antiquities 17420. Classification number: 282/S20. Accession: 53228.

1 photographic print : b&w, 9 7/16 x 7 3/4 in. (trimmed), mounted on 9 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. board.

$1 Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry plate proof

National Postal Museum
Plate is not Certified

Plate No. 76

Denomination: $1

Subject: Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry

Color: black

90c Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry single

National Postal Museum
unused

90c Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry single

National Postal Museum
unused

$1 Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry single

National Postal Museum
mint single

90c Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry special printing single

National Postal Museum
unused

In 1875, Post Office Department officials decided to exhibit samples of all previously issued stamps at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia the following year. Since this required a special printing, the department ordered extra copies for sale to stamp collectors.

90c Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry small die proof

National Postal Museum
Roosevelt album proofs

90c Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry small die proof

National Postal Museum
Roosevelt album proofs

90c Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry small die proof

National Postal Museum
Roosevelt album proofs

90c Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry card plate proof

National Postal Museum
Regular stamps distributed as samples or gifts were valid for postage. To end this option for gift recipients, the Post Office Department began in 1879 to have sample stamps printed on card stock, which dignitaries received in small envelopes. The samples were so popular that the POD ordered five reprints, the last being in 1894.

90c Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry card plate proof

National Postal Museum
Regular stamps distributed as samples or gifts were valid for postage. To end this option for gift recipients, the Post Office Department began in 1879 to have sample stamps printed on card stock, which dignitaries received in small envelopes. The samples were so popular that the POD ordered five reprints, the last being in 1894.
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