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Flag Raising

Two marines raising the flag
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; By Sidney H. Riesenberg; 1913; Framed Dimensions 56H X 39W
Accession #: 60-381-L
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Though the United States is frequently described as “isolationist” in the years leading up to World War I, military forces participated in a number of international actions intended to protect American lives and interests, particularly around the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.  This image, created in 1913 and used through World War I for United States Marine Corps recruiting, shows forces in action in a tropical location.

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War I 1917-1918
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