Silver Urn Presented to Isaac Hull


This ceremonial silver urn was a gift from the merchants of Philadelphia to Captain Isaac Hull in honor of USS Constitution‘s defeat of HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812. The urn was created as a symbol of gratitude, pride, and patriotism following America’s early naval successes. However, the merchants who contributed to the payment of the urn also sought to enhance their own reputations by association with a famous Navy captain.

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