Commodore Perry’s Welcoming Speech 1812

Gooferie researchers have uncovered an amazing artifact from the Battle of Lake Erie. An extremely rare video of Oliver Hazard Perry welcoming sailors onto the Flagship Niagara. This video has not been seen in over 200 years!


  1. Video technology was so primitive back then. Everything was shot in portrait orientation (due to the daguerreotype cell-phone cameras of the time), resulting in the dreaded “black bars” effect that plague all videos from this era.

    Thank goodness we now live in an age where people know to turn their phones sideways when recording video!

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