1915 Print Battleship Explosion Panama Pacific Navy - ORIGINAL HISTORIC TW3


This is an original 1915 halftone print of the blowing up of the battleship, Zone. The ship was blown up for the Panama Pacific Exposition held in San Francisco. The caption writes, "...[the Zone] gave a vivid idea of what happens to the warship that carelessly strolls into an enemy mine-field, and hten waits around till the hostile commander on shore has time to press a button exploding the mine..."


This 96+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.75 x 8.5 inches; 15 x 22 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)

Keywords specific to this image: Colonel S. M. Foote, United States Pacific Coast Defense, Major H. H. Whitney