1920 Program for the US Navy Atlantic Fleet Division 7 Wrestling and Boxing
In 1920, the US Navy was two years from the end of WWII and it took two years for the Navy to take a deep breath, take stock, and begin to build up the sports program to what it had been before the war. It was also an Olympic year and this helped to raise spirits in the ranks.
This program - that would have belonged to a member of the Navy and not a normal civilian is in near-perfect or perfect condition. It contains the date of the elimination bouts, the names of the participants, the ships involved, the seating arrangements for each ship or station that were both spectators and guests, and the menu for the day. The Marines were included in the day's festivities.
It is interesting to note the menu which includes club sandwiches, fruit punch, ice cream, cake, and - believe it or not - cigars and cigarettes.
The addition of 'cigars and cigarettes' to the actual menu seems strange today but must have been the norm in the 1920s.
A great piece of memorabilia from the US Navy that would make a great addition to your collection or a wonderful present for a military veteran or someone who collects militaria.
It measures 5.5" x 8.5".
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