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McCormick Catalog Cover

Date: 1897
Description: Color lithograph cover illustration for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a steam powered sailing ship named "Progress" with a McCorm...
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Storm Snapshots

Date: 1917
Description: A page of snapshots showing scenes at sea during a storm. Part of a scrapbook of photographs from Stevenson's service in World War I.
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"The Ruby"

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Description: View of a ship called "The Ruby" going out from the mouth of a harbor.
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U.S.S Wisconsin

Date: October 26 1945
Description: Elevated view of the USS Wisconsin Silver Presentation ceremony, with the ship's guns in the foreground.
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The Bow View of the "South American"

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Description: A bow view of the screw passenger cruise vessel, "South American," docked. Passengers are waiting on the pier.
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A Week's Cruise on the Great Lakes, Life at Sea is so Different

Date: 1931
Description: Describes the amenities aboard the "North American" and "South American".
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Mobile Bay Beach

Date: March 05 1915
Description: Two well-dressed men gazing thoughtfully at the ocean at Mobile Bay beach.
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New York Harbor

Date: 1900
Description: Elevated view, probably early 20th century New York Harbor.
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Curtiss Flying Boat

Date: 1912
Description: John Kaminski (right) and a fellow student he identified only as "Cy," flying one of the Glenn Curtiss flying boats on San Diego Bay.
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Curtiss Hydroaeroplane

Date: 1912
Description: A Curtiss hydroaeroplane tied down prior to a test flight over San Diego Bay. Two unidentified pilots rest on the dock in the shade of its wing.
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Curtiss Hydroplane in San Diego Bay

Date: 1912
Description: An unsuccessful test of Glenn Curtiss' hydroplane in San Diego Bay. The pilot about to be rescued is thought to be Milwaukee's John Kaminski.
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Rodgers' Vin Fiz

Date: 1912
Description: Calbraith Perry Rodgers, with a cigar characteristically clenched in his jaw, was the first man to fly across the United States. He undertook this flight i...
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Atlantic-Crossing Airplanes

Date: May 15 1919
Description: Navy seaplanes NC-1 and (in the foreground) NC-3 at Trepassay Bay, the jumping off point for the first attempt to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Not in the...
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Dauntless Divebomber

Date: May 07 1944
Description: Navy SPD-1 bomber over Truk. Moen Island is in the foreground, Fefan is at the right, and Etan is directly below the plane.
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Aircraft Carrier Drill

Date: May 22 1944
Description: Physical exercise aboard an aircraft carrier during World War II. This photograph was a part of a scrapbook compiled by Philip F. La Follette, former gove...
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Iwo Jima Airfield

Date: February 1945
Description: Airfield #1, Iwo Jima, with Mt Surabachi in the distance. This image is one of many taken by Milwaukee photographer Dickey Chapelle during the assault on...
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Iwo Jima Airfield

Date: February 1945
Description: Iwo Jima Airfield #1, as it appeared nine days after the initial assault. On the runway is a C-47 transport plane, the military equivalent of the DC-3. T...
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Washerwomen of Etretat

Date: 1883
Description: Engraving of a woman carrying a bundle of clothing and standing with her back to the sea. Behind her other women are in the process of doing wash in the wa...
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Helicopter Landing on Aircraft Carrier

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Description: A CH-37 Mojave helicopter landing on an aircraft carrier. This helicopter type could carry 26 troops or two jeeps. It was used for aircraft recovery in Vie...
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Brookins and Wright Airplane

Date: July 1910
Description: Walter Brookins, a boyhood friend of the Wright Brothers, flying a Wright airplane over the ocean at Atlantic City. Brookins set numerous records for altit...

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