Beautiful & Brightly Colored Span-Am War Litho Print of USS Maine with Original Frame
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Beautiful & Brightly Colored Span-Am War Litho Print of USS Maine with Original Frame

Code: usnb00004

$115.00

Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This is a beautiful circa Spanish-American War framed lithographed print of the United States Navy battleship USS Maine. The sinking of the USS Maine, which happened at Havana Harbor on February 15, 1898, precipitated the Spanish-American War. The ship exploded after a short three-year career, and popular opinion at the time blamed the Spanish for her demise, although the evidence was far from conclusive. There is a cameo inset of Captain Charles D. Sigsbee, the Maine's last commanding officer, in the upper right-hand corner, above the main scene. The print is signed by the artist, and is still in excellent condition, with its original bright and beautiful coloration. The frame is original and highly decorative.

VINTAGE: Circa Spanish-American War (1898).

SIZE: Approximately 15-5/8" in height by 21-5/8" in width and 1" in thickness.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Lithographed print, paper, wooden frame with gilt paint.

ATTACHMENT: Staples, twine.

MARKINGS: FETHERSTON '98; COPYRIGHT 1898 BY M.F. TOBIN, U.S.V. NAVY NEW YORK.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Navy collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. SHOP VBEX13 LABEX1/13 SLAAEX11/14

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The print is in excellent condition; original frame is a bit rough, with some stains to backing only.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.