Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial photographs   Save
Ohio Department of Industrial and Economic Development Collection
Description: Two photographs document Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The second photograph shows the monument at night. The photographs measure 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm). Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial was dedicated in 1915 to honor Commodore Oliver Hazzard Perry's victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie, a decisive battle in the War of 1812. In addition, the monument was built "to inculcate the lessons of international peace by arbitration and disarmament" a tribute to the Rush-Bagot Agreement that ensured peace between the United States and Canada. Perry's Monument became a part of the National Park Service in 1936 and in 1966 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Battle of Lake Erie took place on September 10, 1813. Admiral Oliver Hazard Perry led the American fleet. A month later, the British and American Indian forces were defeated at the Battle of the Thames near London, Ontario, Canada, ending the war. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3073_3671384_001
Subjects: Military Ohio; Arts and Entertainment; War of 1812; Monuments & memorials; Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1785-1819; National Register of Historic Places
Places: Put-in-Bay (Ohio); Ottawa County (Ohio)