Popeye of Portsmouth
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Four jolly tars look like they stepped out of an adventure book written by a Portsmouth author. Before Popeye, lovable, bearded, old salts often served as surrogate fathers to orphaned local boys in books. This label is unreadable, bit a similar shot depicts crew aboard the USS Hartford in 1877.




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