Arthur Cooper's Presentation Mug

Historical note: 

This mug was presented to Officer Cadet Arthur Cooper during his training at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge.

Category: 
Souvenirs and ephemera
Themes: 
Sport
Conflict: 
The Great War
Location: 
England
Story: 
Lieutenant Arthur Cooper
Production Date: 
Circa 1917
Engraved: 
N°2 . O. C. E Regatta Challenge Cup Won by A. Coy. (Queens Coll Cambridge) Bow. A. W. Cooper. Aug. 1917

On this day

On this day
9 July

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