Lot Details & Additional Photographs
To include the following items: Cabinet card image, likely of Dr. J. J. Woodward (1833-1884); two cabinet cards showing J. J. Woodward II at Annapolis, one dated June 29, 1878; seven identified portraits of USNA Class of 1881 cadets, including Tasuku Serata of Japan; 13 unidentified portraits of cadets, Class of 1881; cabinet card showing three cadets cooking on a camp stove; cabinet card of a rear admiral, possibly academy superintendent George Balch; cabinet card of Harvard classics professor Evangelinus A. Sophocles; a book-form photograph box with gilt calf spine over green linen boards; 1924 USNA gold class ring set with bloodstone, the interior band engraved Joseph Janvier Woodward / United States Navy
; Model 1852 U. S. Navy sword by Horstmann Co., Philadelphia, circa 1920s, its etched blade engraved J. J. Woodward
, with scabbard (36 in. LOA) (the sword guard's dolphin quillon is broken off); Navy lieutenant's chapeau boxed with epaulettes and belt rig. A label inside the hat names Woodward and three of his ships: Pennsylvania
Though Joseph Janvier Woodward, M.D. (1833-1884) was a brilliant pioneer in the emerging field of photo-microscopy, he is best remembered for attending to the dying Abraham Lincoln. His son and namesake, J. J. Woodward II (1860-1906), was an 1881 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy who would serve as a USN Constructor of ships, including the memorable U.S.S. Maine
. This younger Woodward, in turn, sired a third J.J. Woodward who also pursued his own naval career, graduating from Annapolis in 1924.
Overall good estate condition.
$800 - 1,200