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unknown, fl. 1918; [Photograph of U.S.S. George Washington]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04993 Author/Creator: unknown, fl. 1918; Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph signed Date: circa 1918 Pagination: 1 silver gelatin print : b&w ; 34.2 x 48.0 cm.

Summary of Content: One sepia-tone silver gelatin print of the ship that transported President Woodrow Wilson to Europe to sign the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I. Co-signed by President Wilson, Secretary of Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Captain Edward McCauley. Two other signatures are present and appear to read as "F.M. Perkins," a commander in the U.S. Navy, and "J.K. Peters," a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve Forces. A finely penned ink signature of "Thomas A. White" is on verso.

People: Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945
McCauley, Edward, fl. 1918
Perkins, F.M., fl. 1918
Peters, J.K., fl. 1918

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: PresidentNavyTreatyPeaceWorld War IMilitary HistoryTransportationNavy and Naval StationsNaval

Sub Era: World War I

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