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An officer looks through a periscope
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Thomas Hart Benton; C. 1944; Framed Dimensions 37H X 27W
Accession #: 88-159-BP as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Sweater-clad U.S. Navy submarine men blend into the gloomy background of their ship, illuminated in eerie fashion by a light in the overhead, as they go about their duties below the surface while on a patrol mission. An officer keeps his eyes glued to the periscope as he scans the horizon for the outline of an enemy ship.

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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