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A History of the Navy in 100 Objects
A History of the Navy in 100 Objects

Object 19: Souvenirs Brought Home From Around the World by the Early Navy Squadrons

After the War of 1812, the U.S. entered a new period of exploration, commercial expansion, and self-awareness. Just like today, when we travel abroad and bring back souvenirs from whatever exotic locale we visit, so did Navy sailors bring home artifacts and tokens while deployed with small squadrons which were protecting expanding American interests.

Souvenirs Brought Home From Around the World by the Early Navy Squadrons

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