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1900 Print Spanish-American War American Grave Cuba Casualties Grave Cross

1900 Print Spanish-American War American Grave Cuba Casualties Grave Cross

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"He Died that Cuba Might Be Free," by W. Bengough.

This is an original 1900 black and white print of Cubans at the grave of an American soldier near Santiago, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War of 1898.

Period Paper is pleased to offer an outstanding collection of original historical black and white print illustrations of the Spanish-American War that were published in 1900. 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. Some of these prints are printed on heavier 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 111+ year old Item is rated Very Fine / Fine. Light aging in margins. No creases. Light surface rub - right margin. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Print; Grayscale
  • Grade: Very Fine / Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 11 x 14.5 inches; 28 x 37 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)