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Oliver Hazard Perry's Watch Key

Unknown and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives and Records Administration1812

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives
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A watch key of gold and crystal. The small ivory brig inside the crystal is a model of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship in the Battle of Lake Erie, either the LAWRENCE or the NIAGARA. Presented to FDR in November 1942 by Commander Lewis L. Strauss, Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department, a distant cousin of Commodore Perry. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library Museum Collection.

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  • Title: Oliver Hazard Perry's Watch Key
  • Creator: Unknown, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives and Records Administration
  • Date Created: 1812
  • Medium: gold, crystal, glass, ivory

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