The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

Bluejackets with rifles and machine gun

American sailors in Vera Cruz, Mexico, pose for the camera during the 1914 U.S. intervention. Most of the sailors sit or knee in two lines. Behind them are standing sailors. At their extreme left is a machine gun mounted on a tripod. The sailors wear blue “crackerjack” uniforms, “Donald Duck” sailor hats, leggings, and packs. Most carry rifles. The newspaper caption says that they are “waiting for snipers to show their heads.”



22.6 x 23.1 cm

Tribune Company

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

  • Chicago Daily Tribune (April 30, 1914), p. 15

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