Manufacturer: New York Monthly Company, New York
Original book page with what we believe to be photos, from "The Battle with Spain", published by New York Monthly Company, New York in 1898. Not a reproduction, but old page from an antique issue of this book (we guarantee this), with an antique print on each side of the page -- on one side it's the Steamship St. Louis, with the other the Steamship St. Paul. In the paragraph under each picture it explains that these two steamships 'have been' chartered by the U.S. government, and at the time the book was printed, were being refitted to be used in the U.S. Navy as an armed cruiser and flying cruiser, respectively.
The vintage book showed pictures of naval vessels, navy ships, battleships, cruisers, gunboats, etc., which were part of the U.S. Navy at the time of the war with Spain (or the Spanish American war, the one with "Remember the Maine!"). No cpoyright dates appear on the book pages. As said prior, there is also a paragraph describing each ship under it's picture, giving size details, history, etc. In the St. Paul description it states that when ready for active service, "her captain will be Charles D. Sigsbee, the intrepid commander of the unfortunate "Maine," whose courage may be counted on to seek revengeful redress for the loss of his ship and gallant crew."
Very nice overall condition black & white photographs, on full page measuring about 13 inches wide x 11 inches high. There are large creases which can be faintly seen going through the pictures on these pages, a large vertical 2 lined soft crease (as if the page was accidentally bent in the book), and some curved horizontal creases which are hard edged (from the look of these, it's possible these were in the paper when manufactured, but we don't know). When matted and framed we don't think these will be visible, but as a loose piece of ephemera you can see these when held in the light. There are very minor page or corner edge wear and other expected handling wear for a book page (the little within-the-page handling bumps or small creases that you see from a page being handled or turned within a book, also judged to be not noticeable framed). There is also the expected uneven edge and corner where the page was taken from the book.
The book covers were in very bad shape, so we removed the good pages and are selling them separately. A terrific piece to add to a collection related to the Spanish American War, the 1898 War, or a collection relating in general to the U.S. Navy or US Navy Vessels, Ships, Battleships, Warships, etc.
Relative to shipping, please note: While this is a book page/print, this item CAN NOT be shipped via U.S.P.S. Media Mail per the post office. Please do not select this shipping option because we will have to contact you and change the shipping to something else, increasing your postage cost. The cheapest option for shipping this within the U.S. is via U.S.P.S. Parcel Post. Also, if you are interested in more than one of these 1898 Naval Ship Prints, please contact us before placing the order. The shipping information has been inputted for a purchase of just one and will not calculate the savings you would get when purchasing more than one shipped together in the same package (we will need to handle this for you).
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