Spanish American War 1898 Maria Teresa Cruiser Hobson Naval Constructor Review

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Naval constructor R. P. Hobson going aboard The Infanta Maria Teresa to ascertain the extent of injury. Photograph by J. C. Hemment. Copyright 1898 by W. R. Hearst.

Period Paper has obtained an unusual collection of historical color and black and white print illustrations of the Spanish-American War that were published in 1898 by P. F. Collier. 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 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.

CONDITION

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

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Grayscale
  • Grade: Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.5 x 15.5 inches; 27 x 39 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)

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