Gwen Verdon cover of Our Navy, 1954

Overview image of “Our Navy” periodical, an American servicemen magazine which began publication in 1897 and was published on the 1st and 15th of each month. Each issue had several long running article series related to Navy training and history, as well as nautical life. Additionally each issue ranged from 66 to 82 pages with a format of 8-3/8 x 11 inches.

This particular issue features a young recent Tony award-winning dancer actress Gwen Verdon on the cover. Verdon is riding a Ferris wheel, at what appears to be Coney Island Brooklyn, N.Y. while all smiles with a seaman, published “Mid August 1955″ costing ”Price 25 Cents.”