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1898 Naval Ship Print, USS Massachusetts, USS Raleigh, US. Navy
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 Coast-Line Battleship Massachusetts, with the other the Protected Cruiser Raleigh.
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!"). Under the ship photos on both sides there is a copyright line, "Copyrighted, 1896, by William H. Rau", which also appears on the pictures themselves. There is also a paragraph describing each ship under it's picture.
Excellent condition black & white pictures, on full page measuring about 13 inches wide x 11 inches high. No tears, major bending, or yellowing. There is very minor page or corner edge wear (particularly in one corner) and expected handling wear for a book page (no large creases, but the little within-the-page handling bumps or small creases that you see from a page being handled or turned within a book; we judge that this would not be noticeable framed). There is also the expected uneven edge 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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Manufacturer: New York Monthly Company, New York