U.S. Battleship "MAINE" 6682 Tons. 9293 H.P. ANTIQUE MARITIME PRINT. USA - BATTLESHIP.

U.S. Battleship "MAINE" 6682 Tons. 9293 H.P. ANTIQUE MARITIME PRINT.

Atwood, F.N. (artist).
Chicago. H.A. Wheeler. Compliments of the Chicago Record. Copyright 1898. Original painting signed '95.
Color print, 8 1/4 x 13 inches on sheet 9 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches. Light soiling to margins; creasing to corners; multiple edge tears including repaired tears up to 1 inch, some penetrating image area; paper loss to upper and lower margins, outside image area; image bright and attractive. A view of the U.S. Navy Battleship USS Maine, the sinking of which famously sparked the Spanish American War of 1898. The artist is Frederick Nelson Atwood. The copyright was in the hands of the original painting's possessor, Brigadier-General H.A. Wheeler, and was distributed by the Chicago Record. The text at upper right reads: "For the truth, read THE CHICAGO RECORD. For sensational fabrications, don't." Item #56698

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