TOY BOAT, ABOUT 1898
The USS Oregon, one of the United States’ first battleships, became famous for its part in the Battle of Santiago, the attack on Cuba’s harbor in July of 1898. She went on to participate in our military actions in the Philippines and the Boxer Rebellion in China, in 1899-1900.
Probably made in the United States
Tin and wood
2.5” x 18”
Gift of Jacqueline Ernest Merritt, 2006.15.35.2