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When: 01 January 1912

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Bain News Service,, publisher.


1912 Oct. 14 (date created or published later by Bain)

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title and date from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photo shows a naval review for President William Howard Taft in New York City, October 14, 1912. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and New York Times, October 15, 1912)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).


Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2442-7


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    Harry Angstrom

    • 31/Mar/2008 03:58:24

    Article from Wikipedia is here: although this photo has differences from the other photo of the Connecticut, the bow and tower structures, for example.

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    • 02/Apr/2008 07:08:29

    What was the purpose of those cage masts? They seem to be tall enough to make a target out of the ship.

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    • 18/Jul/2008 03:51:51

    No radar so lookouts had to be high to see other ships and where the shots landed for fire control. Less wind hamper and visibility with the cages. My opinion with no research.

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    • 18/Jul/2008 03:55:04

    Also more strength to hold up the platforms.

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    • 06/Sep/2008 06:45:22

    From the date, and the proximity to other photos, looks like this was part of the 1912 fleet review: Indeed though the cage masts look rather different than the towers in the other photos. However, this link: suggests that she had her masts altered ca 1908/1909 which would have been in time for this picture.

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    Kilted Cowboy

    • 28/Feb/2009 03:49:48

    You can pinpoint this photo to 12:10 or 12:30 pm on Monday October 14, 1912,