Photo #: NH 106223
USS Maine (Battleship # 10)
Following shaving by the "Royal Barber" and the administration of "medicine" by the "Royal Doctor", a "Polywog" slides toward the dunking tank, where the "Royal Bears" await his arrival.
Photographed during Equator crossing ceremonies, 6 January 1908, while Maine was steaming south off the Brazilian coast during the "Great White Fleet"'s World cruise.
Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 15 November 2008