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    • Millard Fillmore, Washington, July 22, 1850 to William A. Graham

    • 1850-07-22
    • Presidential Signature: Millard Fillmore, (1850-1853) informs William A. Graham of his appointment and confirmation by the Senate as Secretary of the Navy. Graham of Lincoln County served as governor of North Carolina from 1845 to 1849 and was...
    • Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874.
    • General Assembly Session Records: Manning Petition, 1861

    • 1861
    • General Assembly Session Records that include a petition by John Manning to the General Assembly asking for retirement assistance. He states that he resigned his commission from the United States Navy after the secession of the State of North...
    • Manning, John; North Carolina. General Assembly;
    • Lewis C.F.C. Laesch Naval Diary

    • 1864-01-01; 1864-05-20
    • This is the Naval Diary of Naval Engineer Lewis C.F.C. Laesch, who served aboard the U.S.S. Pequot, during the first half of 1864, and kept a daily diary of activities, from January 1, 1864, until May 20, 1864. Lewis Laesch was born in the German...
    • Laesch, Lewis C.F.C.
    • Your Country Needs You--Join the Navy!

    • 1916
    • Head-and-shoulders portrait of a sailor saluting with view through a porthole of the Statue of Liberty in the background. Text: "America's first line of action. Be one of the leaders in your community by enlisting today! If you have passed the age...
    • Armstrong, Rolf, 1889-1960
    • What the Navy Is Doing--Downing the Hun Submarine

    • 1917; 1918
    • Image of American ship sinking German U-boat. Text: "In hunting the Hun submarine, American destroyers have made good. The British Admiralty has officially said so. In the House of Commons the men of the Parker received praise for valorous courage...
    • Wilkinson, Norman, 1878-1971
    • What the Navy Is Doing--The Homecoming of the Victory Makers

    • 1917; 1918
    • Several black-and-white photographs of Navy vessels, officers, and a parade in New York. Text: "Here they are--back from the scrap, victors of the Boche. From Admiral to lamplighter they did their valiant trick and brought honor to the Navy and the...
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    • Will You Supply Eyes for the Navy?

    • 1917
    • Poster showing a captain on deck at sea, blindfolded and reaching out. Text: "Navy ships need binoculars and spy-glasses. Glasses will be returned at termination of war, if possible. One dollar will be paid for each one accepted. Tag each article...
    • Grant, Gordon, 1875-1962
    • When You Fire Remember This--Enlist in the Navy

    • 1917
    • One side includes an apparent underwater scene of a sailor reaching out to a young girl in a lifeboat labeled "Lusitania" with other children behind her. Text on reverse encourages men to enlist in the Navy.
    • Rogers, W. A. (William Allen), 1854-1931
    • "The Sword Is Drawn the Navy Upholds It!"

    • 1917
    • World War I poster. Columbia holding a scroll stating "We can do no otherwise" and in the other hand a raised sword. A battleship sails in the background.
    • Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919
    • What the Navy Is Doing--Depth Bombs Deal Death to U-Boats

    • 1917; 1918
    • Image of German U-boat being bombed as seen from deck of American ship. Text: "For this Hun the war is over, blown to bits by a depth bomb planted at the right time. It is the merry little depth bomb--in destroyer lingo, "the ash can" which upends...
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    • America Calls--Enlist in the Navy

    • 1917
    • Liberty shakes hands with a sailor holding a bayonet. "The U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau gratefully acknowledges its indebtedness to Mr. J.C. Leyendecker for this design and to the Beck Engraving Co. for the reproduction."
    • Leyendecker, J. C. (Joseph Christian), 1874-1951
    • Gee!! I Wish I Were A Man--I'd Join the Navy

    • 1917
    • Poster of a young woman in a Navy uniform. Text: "Be a man and do it. United States Navy Recruiting Station, Martin & Wilmington Streets, Raleigh"
    • Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952
    • What the Navy Is Doing--They Found Their Mark

    • 1917; 1918
    • Black-and-white photograph of gun crew loading a gun. Text: "This remarkable photograph was taken during a submarine attack on the U.S.S. Pocahontas, just as the guns were firing at the enemy. Note the steadiness of the gun crew itself, as if at...
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