[EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY]. SMITH, J.G., photographer. USS Mohican. US Navy Yard, Mare Island, Cal. Vallejo, CA: 27 December 1883.

13 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. albumen photograph on cardstock mount, matted and framed (image toned, with minor spots/stray marks, unexamined out of the frame). Title, caption, photographer, and sloop statistics printed on mount recto. 

The USS Mohican was launched on 27 December 1883 and commissioned 25 May 1885 under the command of Benjamin F. Day. The sloop was decommissioned ten years later in 1895, but was recommissioned in 1898 due to the threat of war with Spain, which would commence only months later. The sloop was finally decommissioned at Cavite, Philippines in October of 1921. 

Estimate: $200 - $400


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