Military Fortissima Brass Heraldry Crest Embossed Castle Ships England
Featuring three ships on rough waters in front of a castle wall, this decorative badge/crest underneath the scene reads "Fortissima" (which means "very strong" in Italian). The badge was made in England (and is marked on the back "Made in England", measures 2-7/8 inches long x 2 inches wide and weighs 49 grams.
Soldier at Camp Fremont in Palo Alto, California
Young men in military uniforms posing with woman in an orchard, c. 1945
Military grave with toy soldiers at St. John's Cemetery in San Mateo, California
U.S. Naval recruits from the 1940s
Original photograph of US Naval recruits from company 43-244.
Military Gurkha swords
San Francisco Bay Area Fleet Week 1999 Parade of Ships poster
1840s Metal gun powder flask with eagle
A powder flask is a small container for gunpowder that was an essential part of shooting equipment with muzzleloading guns. Many were standardized military issue. This flask is from the 1840s.
U.S.A.T. Logan preparing to leave the military base in the Philippines in 1914
Camp Fremont Soldiers in Palo Alto, California - 1918
Original photo of Camp Fremont soldiers in Palo Alto in 1918. Back of photo reads: "Those tents all have stoves in them too. For if this is sunny California, as they call it, it is pretty cold when we first get up - in the morning about 40 above."
Original photo of Camp Fremont soldiers in Palo Alto in 1918. Back of photo reads: That is our kitchen and dining room in the background.
Santa Clara Valley soldiers resting on the trail in 1918
Santa Clara Valley's Camp Fremont soldiers resting on the trail while on a hike. Back of photo reads: "On the hike." Pictured in this photo is Santa Clara resident, Berlin Gardner - second soldier from the left.
Military soldiers training during WWI in Palo Alto, California, c. 1918
Original photograph of training during WWI at a camp near Palo Alto, California.
WWI Soldiers in the Philippines at the San Jose Market Place, c. 1916
This original postcard photo shows homeward bound soldiers at the San Jose Market Place in 1916 - during World War I. Many of these soldiers were from Santa Clara, California.
Golden Gate National Cemetery: A Wife's Grave at Christmastime
This photo was taken at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California, in December 2009. Lillian R. - His Wife - January 17, 1898-May 27, 1984. Grave number 2C 5109.