"Dewey's Fleet Our First Victors"
Commemorative chair from the Spanish-American War. Specifically the 1898 Battle of Manila Bay in the Philippines, lead by American four star Navy Admiral George Dewey who defeated the Spanish in 6 hours with only 1 American casualty.
A victory that inspired great pride and many commemorative items such as plates, spoons, pins, post cards... and chairs! Other style chairs were made pressed with his bust and boats he commanded.
This particular rocker was a new acquisition for the owner and not a family piece.
And a note to all the caners out there- this seat had 44 holes and took common size cane!
E Emza Uphill