Item 371N3735 - Commander Louis J. Gulliver? and Marine guard aboard USS Constitution

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Commander Louis J. Gulliver? and Marine guard aboard USS Constitution


  • 1933-08-11? (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Photograph showing a U. S. Navy officer saluting a Marine guard as they present arms aboard the frigate USS Constitution. The photograph may show the honors marking the return of the Constitution’s commanding officer, Commander Louis J. Gulliver, on August 11, 1933, after a 30-day leave. Gulliver’s return occurred during the Constitution and crew’s three-week visit to Portland as part of a national tour. A story about Gulliver’s return was published on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal on August 11, 1933. The story described the honors for Gulliver as follows: “The side honors accorded the captain consisted of mustering the marine guard, which presented arms as he came across the gangway between the line of four side-boys, who stood at salute while the chief boatswain’s mate blew a rail on his pipe. Lieutenant David W. Tolson, officer of the deck, gave the formal salute as the captain stepped on the deck.” Also see image Nos. 371N3713, 371N3718, and 371N3719.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N3735

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1.2 MiB


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