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General Atkinson's Victory over Black Hawk

Date: 1845
Description: Engraving depicting the defeat of Black Hawk by General Henry Atkinson at the Battle of Bad Axe on August 2, 1832. The engraving depicts Federal Regulars a...
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The Silver Presentation Delegation

Date: October 26 1945
Description: Members of the official Silver Presentation Delegation on board the USS "Wisconsin". Bottom left to right: Judge Rosenberry, Captain Roper, and Oscar Renne...
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Silver Presentation Delegation and Wives

Date: October 26 1945
Description: The official delegation party with their wives at the ceremony of silver service presentation aboard the USS "Wisconsin". Seated left to right are Judge Ro...
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Justice Marvin B. Rosenberry

Date: October 26 1945
Description: Justice Marvin B. Rosenberry leaving the stand after delivering the address presenting the Wisconsin Silver Service aboard the USS "Wisconsin".
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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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Airplane vs. Battleship

Date: 1913
Description: This photograph from the album of aviation pioneer Jesse Brabazon is described by him as the "first simulated bombing in history, using an aeroplane versus...
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Sinking the Ostfriesland

Date: July 21 1921
Description: One of the most important moments in the history of American aviation - the sinking of the captured German battleship "Ostfriesland" by American bombers of...
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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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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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Go Signal

Date: April 16 1944
Description: The launching office above a Pacific Fleet aircraft carrier gives the "go" signal to the pilot. This photograph is from a scrapbook compiled by Philip F. L...
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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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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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Aircraft Carrier Landing

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Description: A crewman on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier signals to the pilot of an incoming U.S. Marine Corps CH-34 Choctaw helicopter. The landing was photographed by M...
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Invasion Armada Swarms upon Eniwetok

Date: 1944
Description: Original caption reads: "Coast guardsmen shuttle landing craft back and forth from the anchorage to the beach of Eniwetok Atoll, bringing in fighters and s...
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Tailor at his Sewing Machine

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Description: A tailor sews a military uniform in his ship at the Massanutten Military Academy, with finished uniforms folded on the table behind him.
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U.S. Marines Unload Equipment on Guam Beach

Date: 1944
Description: U.S. Marines unloading equipment and vehicles from supply ships at Guam beach. International M-5-H-65 trucks are in the background.
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Captain Roper Speaking On USS Wisconsin

Date: October 26 1945
Description: Captain Roper of the USS Wisconsin speaking aboard ship at a presentation ceremony of a silver service from the people of Wisconsin to the battleship. Gove...
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Gunboat on Ohio River

Date: March 13 1862
Description: View down railroad tracks of the gunboat "Cinncinati" guarding Union approaches to Cairo on the Ohio River.
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Repair Boat — Gunboat Cincinnatti [sic] and Lexington

Date: 1863
Description: Four boats shown. One is a repair boat and the other two the gunboats "Cincinnatti" [sic] and "Lexington." There is a steamboat marked "Marie Denin"...
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Gunboat "Essex"

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Description: The "Essex" (New Era) transformed into a gunboat, at anchor. Next to it is a smaller boat.

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