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S-075 Ruth Mayfield Collection

S-075 Ruth Mayfield Collection 112 postcards and small photos related to the cruise of the Great White Fleet, 1907-1909. In addition to pictures of numerous warships of the era, there are scenes on board ships, and scenes ashore at the various stops of the Great White Fleet. A significant portion of the images have been moved to the NH collection. Several were returned to the family in the 1980’s, with copies retained. Others are on display in the Navy Museum.
Caption: Collection photo number S-075-B.01: The Great White Fleet approaching Sydney, Australia, 1908.
Description: 112 postcards and small photos related to the cruise of the Great White Fleet, 1907-1909. In addition to pictures of numerous warships of the era, there are scenes on board ships, and scenes ashore at the various stops of the Great White Fleet. A significant portion of the images have been moved to the NH collection. Several were returned to the family in the 1980’s, with copies retained. Others are on display in the Navy Museum.
Accession #: S-File
Catalog #: S-075
Donor: Ruth Mayfield
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command (portions were returned to the donor's family)
Related Content

S-075-A: Views taken on board USS Connecticut (BB-18), 1908-1909, including Crossing the Line, New Year’s celebrations, boxing, games, mascots, and dancing.


S-075-B: Scenes ashore at ports of call of the Great White Fleet, 1908-1909. California, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Ceylon, Egypt, Gibraltar.


S-075-C: Scenes of activities on board US Navy warships, including sewing, washing, cleaning, food preparation, and playing games.


S-075-D: US Navy ships USS Connecticut (BB-18), USS San Francisco (CM-2), USS MacKenzie (TB-17), USS Concord (PG-3), USS Kansas (BB-21), Peruvian cruiser Almirante Grau.


S-075-E: Locations including: floating drydock at Chagaramus Bay, Trinidad; DeForest Wireless Station, Cape Hattaras; USS Bennington Monument, San Diego; Steam Launches and USS Franklink at Norfolk Navy Yard; rifle range at Naval Training Station Newport, RI; Atlantic Fleet ships at Rockland Harbor, Maine; Cuyahoga River where Oliver Hazard Perry build his ships during War of 1812; scenes at Havana including wreck of USS Maine.

Topic
  • Heritage-Customs and Traditions
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
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Location of Archival Materials