1897 dated order for Salem Zouaves to be present for the 100th year celebration of the launching of Old Ironsides.
This 5.5 x 8.5 printed and illustrated sheet of paper, was an order from the secretary of the Salem Zouaves to attend the 100th year celebration of the launching of the U.S.S. Constitution, which was originally launched in October of 1797. The Zouaves were invited to attend by the governor of Massachusetts. There was to be a reception aboard America’s oldest warship at the end of exercises at the state house.
There is a nice wood cut of a marching Zouave with full gear and musket.