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Souvenir to Commemorate the Visit of The United States Fleet to Victoria, Australia, July 1925

Date: July 1925
Dimensions:
Overall: 240 x 325 x 20 mm, 460 g
Medium: Card, silk cord, gilt, sepia, Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph album
Object No: 00019563
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Description
    This commemorative photograph album 'Souvenir / to Commemorate the Visit of / The United States Fleet / to Victoria, Australia, / July 1925' is comprised of 11 photographic prints. The photos depict USS SEATTLE; Melbourne Town Hall; American marines along Swanston Street; multiple photos of the exhibition building decorated for the Lord Mayor’s Ball; American sailors passing the saluting base at Parliament House; and the external of the Melbourne Exhibition Building.
    SignificanceThis photograph album is significant as a souvenir of the 1925 goodwill cruise of the United States Pacific Fleet to Australia, which renewed the Australian-American alliance established by the Great White Fleet visit in 1908. The 1925 visit contributes to a long history of US Naval visits to Australian ports starting with the US Exploring Expedition in 1839-1840, followed by the 1908 visit of the Great White Fleet and later visits in the 1940s in the lead-up to World War II.
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    Primary title: Commemorative photograph album entitled `Souvenir to commemorate the visit of the United States Fleet to Victoria, Australia'

    Web title: Souvenir to Commemorate the Visit of The United States Fleet to Victoria, Australia, July 1925

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