Friday, November 23, 2007

A wonderful memento from one of the battleships of the Great White Fleet. 1910

The USS Louisanna was one of the battleships that sailed on the Great White Fleet sent by Theodore Roosevelt around the world to do a little saber rattling. Congress refused to pay for the journey, Roosevelt sent them anyway, forcing Congress to pay for their return. This novety card has within it a little flag that is enclosed inside the post card. By pushing a little tab on the back the US flag comes out the top of the card. It is a cute item from a more innocent age.