Portrait minus face


Miss Vixen, mascot of USS Vixen, probably between 1899 and 1901. Detroit Publishing Company Collection, Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994001025/PP/. Photoshopped.

Bibliographical note: the text in this link refers to Vixen as a funboat. In the MARC record, however, the word is gunboat. And I’d guess that the record’s stated terminus a quo for the photograph, 1890, should be something like 1899. According to Wikipedia, Vixen was built in 1896 as a private yacht and commissioned in 1898 for service in the Spanish-American War.

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