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100 Objects, A History of the Navy
100 Objects, A History of the Navy

Object 71: Charles Wilkes' Bicorn

Did you know that much of the Smithsonian's original collection was made up of objects that were brought back from a US Navy exploring expedition? Through the Wilkes' Expedition, the US Navy led the way for much of the scientific development in the 19th century. Tune in to learn how an officer's bicorn is representative of such broad scientific growth.

Object 71 - Charles Wilkes' Bicorn