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Knotty Gobs: 1899

Knotty Gobs: 1899

July 3, 1899. "U.S.S. New York, apprentice boat crew, anniversary of Battle of Santiago." Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

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