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