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This is an original 1898 black and white halftone print of a cannon captured from Cuban insurgents during operations conducted by the Spanish Captain-General Valeriano Weyler. Spanish soldiers were able to capture it from the Cubans near Pinar del Rio, and the weapon was put on display in Havanna.
This 115+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note this item has a descriptive caption that is not pictured in the digital version. Please note there is printing on the reverse of this image.
Period Paper has obtained an unusual collection of historical black and white prints of the Spanish-American War that were published in 1898 by E.J. Stanley. Following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898, the United States declared war on Spain on April 25, 1898. The war ended on December 10, 1898 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris resulting in Spain losing Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam and other islands in its overseas empire. Featured are numerous Spanish and American battleships, as well as images of daily life as an American recruit in the late 1800s. This uncommon collection will be of interest to the serious history collector.