Collection photo number S-047.01: Lieutenant Abraham DeSomer in the 1920's.
33 photographs related to the donor’s father, Lieutenant Commander Abraham DeSomer, who was awarded the Medal of Honor at Veracruz in 1914. Photos cover his entire naval career from 1901-1931, as both an enlisted sailor and an officer. Portraits of DeSomer including wearing his Medal of Honor on board USS California (BB-44) and his 1931 retirement ceremony at Pearl Harbor. Also shown: USS Dobbin (AD-3), USS Utah (BB-31) rifle team 1913, Naval Training Station Great Lakes 1921, actresses Monie (?) Troupe and Dorothy DeVore, USS Lexington (CV-2), USS Yorktown (Gunboat #1), DeSomer with President John F. Kennedy, Bremerton, Panama Canal, Spanish-American War monuments in Cuba including San Juan Hill, mine damage to USS Minnesota (BB-22), launching of USS San Francisco (CA-38).
A significant portion of this collection was removed and assigned to the NH collection.