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Keystone View Company Submarines, Battleships and Torpedo Boats in Background, San Diego Bay, California.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.207 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: Germany Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

Summary of Content: A view of navy soldiers on several boats in the San Diego Bay. In the background, other ships are seen on the water.


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

Subjects: World War IMilitary PersonnelWeaponryNavySubmarine

Sub Era: World War I

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