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Admiral Robison and other US Navy officers seated in a procession of cars near Fort Macquarie

On 23 July 1925, Sydney hosted eight of the US Navy Battle Fleet's largest ships, including USS CALIFORNIA, USS COLORADO, USS TENNESSEE, USS MARYLAND, USS WEST VIRGINIA, USS NEW MEXICO, USS MISSISSIPPI and USS IDAHO. This photograph depicts Admiral Samuel Shelburne Robison (back seat, left) in a car procession about to pass through the welcome arch, bound for the 'saluting base' in Macquarie Street (similar photograph published in the August 1925 edition of 'The Home' magazine, page 56A).


This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 60-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.


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Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection


Object no. 00034715

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Taken in July 1925