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Motorcade in a street, possibly during the American Fleet visit to Sydney, 1925 | by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
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Motorcade in a street, possibly during the American Fleet visit to Sydney, 1925

This image possibly relates to the United States Navy visit to Sydney on 23 July 1925. This image was possibly taken on Hickson Road in Walsh Bay and the banner on the car reads: 'Welcome...Australia's...Commonwealth Band...'

 

The fleet departed for New Zealand on 6 August. The fleet included USS CALIFORNIA (V), USS COLORADO (III), USS TENNESSEE (III), USS MARYLAND (III), USS WEST VIRGINIA (II), USS NEW MEXICO (I), USS MISSISSIPPI (III) and USS IDAHO (IV).

 

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.

 

The ANMM undertakes research and accepts public comments that enhance the information we hold about images in our collection. This record has been updated accordingly.

 

Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection

 

Object no. 00034728

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Taken in July 1925