1954 Bowman U.S. Naval Victories

Bowman’s 1954 U.S. Naval Victories card set consists of 48 cards. Each piece measures approximately 1-5/8” x 2-9/16”. Issued against the real life backdrop of the Cold War, each card evokes a sense of patriotism by displaying an American battle at sea from the beginning of the nation’s history to the early 1950s. The front of each card features only a colorfully drawn battle scene within a small white frame. Card backs (printed in blue ink) identify the set title, card title, card number, a brief description of the scene, and a quiz on “Do you know your Navy’s insignia?” The set is anchored by such titles as To the Shores of Tripoli (#2), Spanish Fleet Destroyed (#6), D-Day Victory (#17), I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight (#19), Remember the Maine (#32), and Merrimac and Monitor Battle (#47).