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NHF-036 Carl T. Osburn Collection

Approximately 50 photographs from Carl T. Osburn who was an Olympic and international rifle champion, donated to the Naval Historical Foundation by his wife in 1967. Depicted are personnel from U.S. rifle teams in which he participated from c.1912-1924, including Olympic Games. Also shown are shooting targets, personnel at the United States Naval Academy, and change of command ceremony USS Concord (CL-10) 1931. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers or were removed to the NH collection. Souvenir album transferred to Navy Department Library.
Title: Carl T. Osburn Collection
Caption: Collection photo # NHF-036-D.01 - United States International Rifle Team, 1924. Shown (L-R): Crockett, Stokes, Colonel C.E. Stodter (coach), Fenton, Major L.W.T. Waller (team captain), Fisher; Commander Carl T. Osburn, Grier, Boles, Landrock, Dinwiddie, Hinds, Coulter.
Description: Approximately 50 photographs from Carl T. Osburn who was an Olympic and international rifle champion, donated to the Naval Historical Foundation by his wife in 1967. Depicted are personnel from U.S. rifle teams in which he participated from c.1912-1924, including Olympic Games. Also shown are shooting targets, personnel at the United States Naval Academy, and change of command ceremony USS Concord (CL-10) 1931. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers or were removed to the NH collection. Souvenir album transferred to Navy Department Library.
Accession #: NHF
Catalog #: NHF-036
Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
After this Year: 1911
Before this Year: 1925
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NHF-036-A

Souvenir album from the 1924 International/Olympic target-shooting competition held in Reims and at Camp De Chalons, France. Autographed by Osburn. Edited by L’Union Internationale de Tir, under direction of L’Union des Sociétés de Tir de France. Published by L. Fournier, Paris, France, 1924. (Transferred to Navy Department Library)

NHF-036-B

1 photograph of SS Philadelphia (American Line Steamer) acquired by the Navy in 1918 (name changed to USS Harrisburg). 2 photographs of unidentified young men at the Naval Academy, November 1905. (Photographer: G.R. Buffham, Annapolis, MD.) Osburn graduated in 1907.

 

NHF-036-C

2 photographs of the US Navy Team. One is from the NATIONAL RIFLE MATCHES, NAVY RANGE, CALDWELL, N.J., August 1919 (Photographer: Mack Photo Co., Newark, N.J.)
The only identified person is Commander C.T. Osburn.

 

NHF-036-D

12 photographs of the US INTERNATIONAL RIFLE TEAM for the years 1912, 1913, 1921, 1923, & 1924
1913: photograph at CAMP PERRY, OHIO
Persons who appear include: Sergeant P.S. SCHOFFILED, MASS; Gunnery Sergeant Ollie T. SCHRIVER, USMC; Lieutenant Junior Grade C.T. Osburn; Lieutenant Junior Grade A.D. DENNY, USN; John W. HESSIAN, CIV; Captain Stewart W. WISE, MASS. National Guard; Corporal J.E. SNOW, USMC, GRACE, Cal. National Guard; 1st Lieutenant R.E. BLOUNT, CA (adjutant); Captain Harry LAY, USMC (team captain); John DOOLEY, DE, Civ. (Coach).
1921: International “Free” Rifles, LYON, France.
Persons who appear include: Sergeant M. FISHER; Walter R. STOKES (Individual Rifle Champion); Lieutenant Colonel Oliver F. SNYDER (team captain); Lieutenant Arthur D. ROTHROCK; Commander Carl T. Osburn (team coach- incorrectly identified as “Cyrus”); Master Sergeant James CHRISTIAN.
2 photographs of the “Italian Trophy” and the “Argentine Cup” won by the US Free Rifle Team, Lyon, France in 1921.
1922: the team in MILAN, ITALY. Members include:
LLOYD; STOKES; Osburn; WALLER; WILSON; RAYMOND; BOLES; Fisher?
1923: U.S. International Rifle Team with the trophy the Argentine Cup. Members include:
Fisher, M.; Boles; FENTON; MOOR; Waller; Osburn; NUESSLEIN; Stokes.
1924: U.S. International Free Rifle Team. Members include:
Osburn; Waller; Boles; STODTER, C.E.
-11 photographs of the US Olympic rifle and pistol teams for the years 1912, 1920, and 1924.
1912: US Rifle Team, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (3). Persons seen include:
C.L. Burdette, WV, National Guard; Sergeant H.L. ADAMS, US Cavalry; Captain A.L. BRIGGS, US Deputy; Hospital Steward W.A. SPROUT, USN; ANDERSON; PA. Surg. W.N. McDOWELL, USN; Lieutenant commander Harris DANING, USN (team captain); Lieutenant Osburn, USN; Ensign W.T. BARTLETT, USN; Sergeant A.E. JACKSON, Iowa, National Guard.; Sergeant LUESCHNER, N.7, National Guard; Captain F.S. HIND, Iowa, National Guard.
1 photograph of the US Pistol Team, figures unidentified.
1920: US Rifle Team, possibly in BELGIUM. Members include:
LEE;     Nuesslein;     LINDROTH;    SHAW;    Jackson;    HIRD;     LAWLESS;    Adams;    Lueshner;    Osburn;    Rothrock;    Fenton;    BROWN;     SMITH;    SHRIVER;    Fisher;    SCOFIELD;    HENSHAW;    SPOONER
US Pistol and Revolver Champions, BRUSSELS, Belgium. Members include:
HARRANT;    LANE;    FREDERICK;    SNOOK;    KELLY;    Colonel Snyder.
1924: US Rifle Team. Members include: Crockett, Stokes,  Colonel C.E. Stodter (coach), Fenton, Major L.W.T. Waller (team captain), Fisher;    Commander Carl T. Osburn, Grier,  Boles, Landrock, Dinwiddie, Hinds, Coulter.1 portrait of Osburn with the Italian Trophy (newsclipping);
1 miscellaneous postcard from J. Louis DEL SOLAR (Peru) to Osburn.

 

NHF-036-E

3 unidentified photographs- one is possibly of a US Olympic rifle team; 1 postcard of the opening of the 1928 Olympics.

 

NHF-036-F

6 images of targets. 5 are C.T. Osburn’s from the International Match in 1922. Possibly it is the one held in Milan, Italy. 1 is Dr. W. SCHNYDER from SWITZERLAND. The 1924 Olympic Pistol Champion at Reims, France.

 

NHF-036-G

15 photos of the change of command of the USS CONCORD (CL-10) IN 1931 from Rear Admiral SEXTON to Rear Admiral W.D. LEAHY. Osburn was Concord’s executive officer at this time. Other identifiable persons include: Captain N.E. NICHOLS.

 

NHF-036-H

1 photograph from an annual ball given by the FILIPPINO BLUEJACKETS of USS HENDERSON (AP-1) at the Metropolitan Ball Room in the Metropolitan Theatre Building, MANILA, PHILIPPINES. Captain C.T. Osburn was commanding officer of the ship at that time. The one dated May 18, 1935 was presented to Captain Osburn by C.T. MONZON. The other one is dated September 12, 1934 (Photographer: NIEVERA, Manila). Original photograph has been removed and replaced with a printout of its NHC Online Library page. 1 photograph of the ARMY WAR COLLEGE, class of 1928-29 in WASHINGTON, D.C. (Photographer: RIDEOUT, Washington, DC.) Six of the men are from the Navy.  Naval officers include: Commander Osburn and Commander Matthias E. MANLY (Filed: oversize).

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