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1898 Spanish American War A. B. Wenzell Old Men Print ORIGINAL HISTORIC IMAGE

1898 Spanish American War A. B. Wenzell Old Men Print ORIGINAL HISTORIC IMAGE

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"An Amateur Strategy Board." This is an original 1898 halftone print of a painting by A. B. Wenzell during the Spanish-American War. (Please note that there is printing on the reverse.)

Period Paper has obtained an unusual collection of historical color and black and white print prints of the Spanish-American War. Following the sinking of the battleship USS 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. Some of these prints are printed on heavy stock with no printing on the reverse, while others are on regular stock and may have text on the reverse. Although the condition of each print varies, this collection will be of interest to the serious history collector.


This 113+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging in margins. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black & White / Grayscale
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 16.5 x 11 inches; 42 x 28 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Wenzell, A. B. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

A. B. Wenzell

(1864-1917) Albert Beck Wenzell was born in Detroit, Michigan and studied art in Munich and Paris. He was best known for his depictions of fashionable turn-of the-century society. He illustrated House of Mirth by Edith Wharton and did many illustrations for the popular magazines of the day including LadiesÕ Home Journal, HarperÕs Monthly, The Century, Cosmopolitan, and The Saturday Evening Post.

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