The joint congressional committee that investigated the attack in and put the question sharply: Solving the secret messages of a hostile power is like putting a mirror behind the cards a player is holding, like eavesdropping on the huddles of a football team. It is nearly always the best form of intelligence. It is faster and more trustworthy than spies, who have to write up and transmit their reports and who are always suspected of setting up or falling for a deception.
It is a series of eight plates depicting Naval actions in the Mexican War in the Spring and Summer of At this time Commodore M. Perry was in command of the Gulf Squadron conducting operations in the Mexican War.
The first lithograph in the series shows the The U. Steam Frigate Mississippi which Perry would later employ as the centerpiece in his Japan Expedition squadron. Walke served in the war as the second in command of the U. Vesuvius, a bomb brig of the Gulf Squadron. During the war the Vesuvis participated in the blockade Laguna and supported landings at Tuxpan and Tabasco.
Walke returned to the United States in October and immediately began work on his Naval lithograph portfolio.
The lithographic prints were produced by the firm of Sarony and Homeward bound thesis, New York. All of the lithographs were after original art by Walke and he personally rendered five of them onto the lithograph stones. For more information on available lithographs from this series see below.
Naval Portfolio, No 1 The U. Steam Frigate Mississippi, Comre. Perryclick here. Naval Portfolio, No 3 The U.
Each lithograph is in Fair to Good condition. See the individual pages for details regarding condition. The St Valentine's Day edition of the paper. Orr from a drawing by Wade, both of New York. The engraving shows the ships assembled and most with full sail showing.
Commodore Perry is seen standing in a long boat headed to board his flag ship, the Mississippi.
The drawing was not based on an actual scene but represented the artist's conception of what the assembled squadron would have looked like. For more information on this issue, click here.
The Message also includes such matters as sailing directions for various ports by Silas Bent and supplemental agreements entered into by Perry and the Government of Japan. This document preceded the publication of the three volume narrative of the expedition and is an invaluable supplementary resource regarding the Expedition.
To see the covers and title page of this book, click here. This book is a Fair condition. Covers are rubbed, scraped, spotted and aged.
There is a repair at the top of the spine with some loss of the covering. There is a signature on the front pastedown.
Heavy foxing and water staining throughout. Tear to the rear free endpaper. The entire weekly issue runs from page through page The article which is titled "Testimonial to Commodore Perry" is on page This is an account of a ceremony held on June 14, at the Statehouse in Rhode Island where Commodore Perry's role in the "Japan Expedition" was honored.
During the course of the ceremony, Commodore Perry was presented an engraved silver tray which is illustrated in a woodcut engraving accompanying the article. Peaslee and Endicott and the English Ensign full page engraving.
To see the article on Commodore Perry, click here. The issue is in Very Good condition. This is the complete issue for this week. It has been extracted from a bound volume.Keynotes: Thanks to our Keynotes for some great messages!
Dr. Alina Turner - Tuesday Morning Dr. Alina Turner is the Principal of Turner Strategies, a consulting firm dedicated to accelerating social impact in Calgary and a Fellow at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. The contention that broken Japanese codes could have alerted the United States won't go away.
But is there a simpler explanation than a failure of intelligence? You can order on-line. Just click in the box for the book that you want and then complete the form at the bottom of the page and hit the send button. Volume 1, Original Narrative, (Tucker and Nicholson) & (Appleton). The first volume (Tucker, Nicholson & Appleton) ( pages) is a chronological account or narrative of the expedition.
Homeward bound is the classic examination of domesticity and the cold war. May argues that the ideals of domesticity fit within cold war ideologies of containment. The s family must be understood within the larger political framework of the era/5.
At St. Helena, taking on board pumpkins, and the "Greens for the Elephant". On March 10, aboard the "America", Nathaniel Hathorne commented"this Night we saw the North Star which I think is a great Pleasure to a homeward Bound Mariner after a Long Voige to India".