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Object Name: Model of the U.S.S. "Monitor"
Date: ca. 1939
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Medium: Wood, glass
Dimensions: Overall: 13 x 31 x 13 in. ( 33 x 78.7 x 33 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Wooden scale model of the U.S.S. Monitor painted in black and red-brown mounted on wooden platform; model housed in rectangular case with three glass sides and glass top.
Credit Line: Gift of the Long Island Association, through Meade C. Dobson, Managing Director
Object Number: 1944.158ab
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This ship model of the U.S.S. Monitor was displayed at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. The Monitor was designed by Capt. John Ericson and built at Greenpoint, Brooklyn in 1862. It was the first ironclad naval vessel with a revolving gun turret and became renowned when it forced the retreat of the confederate ironclad vessel "Merrimac" and revolutionized marine warfare.