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Panorama of Sydney Harbour during the United States Navy's goodwill tour

Date: 23 July 1925
Overall: 125 x 1125 x 1 mm
Medium: Nitrate negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Negative
Object No: 00053725
Place Manufactured:Mosman

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    On 23 July 1925, Sydney hosted eight of the US Navy Battle Fleet's largest ships, including USS CALIFORNIA, USS COLORADO, USS TENNESSEE, USS MARYLAND, USS WEST VIRGINIA, USS NEW MEXICO, USS MISSISSIPPI and USS IDAHO. The fleet departed for New Zealand on 6 August. This photograph was probably taken at Georges Head Battery, in Georges Heights in the Sydney suburb of Mosman.
    SignificanceThe Samuel J Hood photographic collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour, including sail and steam ships, crew portraits, crews at work, ship interiors, stevedores loading and unloading cargo, port scenes, pleasure boats and harbourside social activities from the 1890s through to the 1950s. They are also highly competent artistic studies and views - Hood was regarded as an important figure in early Australian photojournalism. Hood’s maritime photographs are one of the most significant collections of such work in Australia.
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    Web title: Panorama of Sydney Harbour during the United States Navy's goodwill tour

    Assigned title: Panorama of 1924 visit of the Royal Navy – the British Naval Squadron world cruise

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