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US Navy officers and sailors on board USS ASTORIA

Date: August 1934
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00024263
Place Manufactured:Farm Cove

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    Description
    This image depicts sailors and an officer of the United States Navy in salute on USS ASTORIA. Based on the insignia of the officer in the centre, he is a Lieutenant of the Junior grade. ASTORIA visited Sydney in August 1934 during its shakedown cruise of the Pacific.
    SignificanceThe Samuel J Hood photographic collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour, including sail and steam ships, warships, 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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    Assigned title: USS ASTORIA

    Web title: US Navy officers and sailors on board USS ASTORIA

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