Chromolithograph print, 28 x 22 in., capturing the grand entrance of the United States Battleship into Cuba's Havana Harbor on January 25, 1898. The USS Maine was ultimately destroyed by a mysterious explosion on February 15, killing 260 men and precipitating the Spanish-American War of 1898. Caption beneath image reading in part, "OFFICERS & CREW 450. 6682 TONS. SPEED 17 KNOTS. 9293 HORSEPOWER. DESTROYED BY EXPLOSION FEB'Y 15TH 1898." Copyright Kurz & Allison, Chicago, IL, 1898.
Horizontal tear, approx. 3.5 in. at right edge near center. Toning and wear to corners and edges.
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