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Ashtray

Object Number: 
1945.497
Date: 
1937
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 5 3/8 x 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 13.7 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
cast: on the raised flat lip: "LAUNCHED/ U.S.S. HONOLULU/ AUG 26TH 1937/ NAVY YARD N.Y."
Description: 
Oval cast bronze souvenir ashtray of the U.S.S. Honolulu with an image of the ship steaming toward an island with a hut and palm trees; four depressions for setting down cigarettes on the raised flat lip; lip inscribed, "LAUNCHED/ U.S.S. HONOLULU/ AUG 26TH 1937/ NAVY YARD N.Y."
Gallery Label: 
The U.S.S. Honolulu was built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, officially known as the New York Naval Shipyard. It was launched in 1937 and participated in naval engagements during World War II.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lieutenant Abel I. Smith, U. S. N. R.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group