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Our gallant soldier-boys flirting with fair admirers, Dewey Parade, N.Y.

Our gallant soldier-boys flirting with fair admirers, Dewey Parade, N....

75995 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by R. Y. Young. Title from item.

The Spanish American war in its political naval & military aspects by Senator Lodge, begins in Harper's February

The Spanish American war in its political naval & military aspects by ...

Title from item. Forms part of the Artist poster filing series (Library of Congress) Promotional goal: U.S. D42. 189-

Daiguiri [i.e. Daiquiri]
Daiguiri i.e. Daiquiri

Daiguiri i.e. Daiquiri

Attribution to Hart based on negative D4-21499. Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021489. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

"Maine" U.S.N. J.S. Johnston View & Marine Photo, N.Y

"Maine" U.S.N. J.S. Johnston View & Marine Photo, N.Y

Photograph shows a starboard side view of the USS Maine at anchor in a harbor. 50803BB U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Blind stamped on lower left corner: J.S. Johnston View & Marine Photo, N.Y. Inscrib... more

Troop ships for the Philippines /

Troop ships for the Philippines /

Shows the departure from San Francisco of two troop ships, the S.S. Australia and the S.S. City of Sydney, bound for Manila during the Spanish-American War. The first ship shown is the Australia with many troop... more

Morro Castle after its bombardment by Rear-Admiral Sampson's fleet, Santiago, Cuba

Morro Castle after its bombardment by Rear-Admiral Sampson's fleet, Sa...

72514 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by B.L. Singley. No. 9420.

Boarding the transport boats for Santiago, Tampa, Fla., U.S.A.

Boarding the transport boats for Santiago, Tampa, Fla., U.S.A.

42389 U.S. Copyright Office. No. (b) 9250. Copyright by B.L. Singley.

The next step, as it looks now / Keppler.

The next step, as it looks now / Keppler.

Print shows Uncle Sam standing on a platform next to a ballot box where three men are casting their votes; one is labeled "Loyalist" and is voting for the "Monarch", the other two are casting votes for "Autonom... more

The Stone fort at El Caney, Cuba, after it was besieged and captured by U.S. troops

The Stone fort at El Caney, Cuba, after it was besieged and captured b...

Stone fort in ruins. 72488 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by B.L. Singley. No. 9407.

U.S.S. Texas, searchlight from Vizcaya replacing one destroyed in Battle of Santiago

U.S.S. Texas, searchlight from Vizcaya replacing one destroyed in Batt...

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021017. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The war council at General Shafter's headquarters, which planned the battles of El Caney and San Juan

The war council at General Shafter's headquarters, which planned the b...

Photograph showing William Shafter seated left center under a tree in a white shirt and suspenders. Rear view of many men surrounding him, with one bareheaded man looking over his shoulder at the camera. Title ... more

Spanish prisoners an sic board collier Abarenda at Guantanamo, June 14, 1898

Spanish prisoners an sic board collier Abarenda at Guantanamo, June 14...

Attribution to Hart based on negatives with similar numbers. Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021500. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

[Society of Manila Bay certificate]
Vizcaya, Santiago Harbor, Cuba, July 3, 1898, Spanish-American War

Vizcaya, Santiago Harbor, Cuba, July 3, 1898, Spanish-American War

Photograph shows the burned out ship, Vizcaya, in Santiago Harbor. Title from item.

Marine encampment at Camp M'Calla i.e. McCalla, Guantanamo, June, 1898

Marine encampment at Camp M'Calla i.e. McCalla, Guantanamo, June, 1898

Attribution based on negative D4-21499. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021504. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Troop A, Ninth U.S. Cavalry - Famous Indian fighters

Troop A, Ninth U.S. Cavalry - Famous Indian fighters

African American soldiers on horseback - Spanish-American War.

Lieut. Col. Theo. Roosevelt, of the "Rough Riders"

Lieut. Col. Theo. Roosevelt, of the "Rough Riders"

Stereograph showing portrait of Roosevelt festooned with flowers and flags. 46503 U.S. Copyright Office. Sold only by Underwood & Underwood. Title from item. No. 1971.

General view of the wrecked Battleship MAINE, Havana Harbor, Cuba

General view of the wrecked Battleship MAINE, Havana Harbor, Cuba

Spanish-American War. Stereo copyrighted by B.L. Singley; Keystone View Co. No. 9078. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. Index; Ships US Govt.; US Hist. ... more

Last sad rites over the heroes of the Maine

Last sad rites over the heroes of the Maine

Funeral of crew of the battleship Maine. No. 12624.

Cuban "pickaninnies" - children of reconcentrados

Cuban "pickaninnies" - children of reconcentrados

Photo shows ten children standing in a dirt roadway, facing a photographer (his shadow with camera is at bottom center), with wooden buildings in the background. 35944 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. St... more

Spanish ship "Pedro," captured by U.S.S. "New York," April 22. Capture of the Spanish steamer "Buena Ventura," by the U.S. gunboat "Nashville," 17 miles off Key West, Friday morning, April 22 / drawn by Carlton T. Chapman, special artist for Harper's Weekly

Spanish ship "Pedro," captured by U.S.S. "New York," April 22. Capture...

Steamships captured by U.S. ships three days before the start of the Spanish-American War. Two reproductions of drawings of battleships. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1898 May 7, p. 450.

Proud of her boys / Ehrhart.

Proud of her boys / Ehrhart.

Print shows Columbia standing between an American sailor and an American soldier, during the Spanish-American War. Title from item. Illus. from Puck, v. 43, no. 1115, (1898 July 20), cover. Copyright 1898 by Ke... more

Puzzled / Keppler.

Puzzled / Keppler.

Print shows William II, German Emperor, full-length portrait, standing among papers, looking puzzled, with a flame and a halo above his head, holding a long sheet of paper that lists successful U.S. military ca... more

Tramp, tramp, tramp for Cuba - 24th U.S. Infantry

Tramp, tramp, tramp for Cuba - 24th U.S. Infantry

Soldiers, including African Americans, marching, Spanish-American War. 36156 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by B.L. Singley. No. 9150.

U.S.S. New York, bombarding Aguadores
Signal man at Camp M'Calla i.e. McCalla, Guantanamo, June 1898

Signal man at Camp M'Calla i.e. McCalla, Guantanamo, June 1898

Attribution to Hart based on negatives with similar numbers. Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). "969" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021507. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Major General Miles and army transports - Sailing-day, Tampa, U.S.A.

Major General Miles and army transports - Sailing-day, Tampa, U.S.A.

41172 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Strohmeyer & Wyman. Sold by Underwood & Underwood.

Blanket-tossing a new recruit /

Blanket-tossing a new recruit /

"Company F, 1st Ohio Volunteers, initiating a new man. Nineteen times he bounces in the blanket, and each toss is funnier than the last one. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. 38240 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright... more

Parade of marines, U.S. cruiser "Brooklyn" /

Parade of marines, U.S. cruiser "Brooklyn" /

"First comes the famous Marine Band of the "Brooklyn," with the mascot goat alongside the bass drum. The 300 Marines follow in rapid marching order, a sixteen file front in each company. 150 feet"--Edison films... more

Honor to McKinley! / Keppler.

Honor to McKinley! / Keppler.

Print shows Joseph Pulitzer and a monkey, possibly meant to represent William R. Hearst, as editors of yellow journalism newspapers wrapped up in their papers with outrageous headlines, calling for a declaratio... more

Cruiser USS COLUMBIA

Cruiser USS COLUMBIA

Spanish-American War. Stereo copyrighted by B.L. Singley; Keystone View Co. No. 9224. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. Index; Ships US. Govt. COLUMBIA;... more

Dining hall at Fort Myer being used as a hospital during Spanish American War

Dining hall at Fort Myer being used as a hospital during Spanish Ameri...

This record contains unverified, old data from caption card with subsequent revisions. Researcher identifies the dining hall as Riding Hall. Transfer; War Department; 1919; (DLC/PP-46012). Caption card tracings... more

The hill at Guantanamo after the battle of Cuzco, June 14, 1898

The hill at Guantanamo after the battle of Cuzco, June 14, 1898

Attribution to Hart based on negative D4-21499. Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021496. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba /

Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba /

"A great pack train approaches rapidly, following the gray bell-mule. Cowboys dash to and fro, keeping them bunched. Clouds of dust arise as they pass"--Edison films catalog. About 12,000 mules were taken to Cu... more

U.S.S. Maine entering Havana harbor

U.S.S. Maine entering Havana harbor

Photograph of photo from unidentified source. Also available as photographic print in LOT 3000 U with copy negative LC-USZ62-65484 (b&w film copy neg.) Detroit Publishing Co. no. 020520. Gift; State Historical ... more

General view of the wrecked battleship Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba

General view of the wrecked battleship Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba

28979 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by B.L. Singley. No. 9111.

President Roosevelt and the Rough Riders /

President Roosevelt and the Rough Riders /

From the Biograph picture catalogue: 29 feet. This picture shows Col. Roosevelt, accompanied by Lieut. Greenway and other prominent officers of the Rough Riders, galloping up to his headquarters, where he dismo... more

Our troops cheering upon receiving news of Santiago's fall

Our troops cheering upon receiving news of Santiago's fall

Reproduction of photo taken by James Burton. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1898 Aug. 20, p. 821.

Col. Hard and staff, 8th Ohio Vols.--on pier N.Y.--sailing day for Santiago

Col. Hard and staff, 8th Ohio Vols.--on pier N.Y.--sailing day for San...

Eleven soldiers posed. Copyright by Strohmeyer & Wyman. Sold by Underwood & Underwood.

After many years / Dalrymple.

After many years / Dalrymple.

Print shows Britannia and Columbia shaking hands from the bows of British and American battleships; dark clouds behind Britannia are labeled "Eastern Question" and behind Columbia are the dark clouds of war lab... more

Strategic map of our war with Spain.

Strategic map of our war with Spain.

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

U.S.S. New Orleans at Brooklyn Navy Yard for Spanish-American War

U.S.S. New Orleans at Brooklyn Navy Yard for Spanish-American War

Attribution to Hart based on negative D4-20072. Brooklyn Bridge in background. "X 57" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 020078. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

N.Y. Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer" /

N.Y. Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer" /

"Shows the despatch boat of the "New York Journal" steaming through the water, having aboard the war correspondents. This is one of the fastest yachts engaged in the business. She approaches rapidly and as she ... more

In the American trenches before Santiago during a truce, 1898

In the American trenches before Santiago during a truce, 1898

Photograph showing soldiers seated atop trenches topped with sandbags and rifles ready for firing; one man standing in the center is waving his hat. Title from item. Copyright 1898 by William Dinwiddie.

Putting yellow journalism in its place / Keppler.

Putting yellow journalism in its place / Keppler.

Print shows General William R. Shafter holding up a diminutive newspaper reporter labeled "Yellow Journalism" and appears ready to drop him in the ocean. Title from item. Caption: The hero of Santiago has done ... more

U.S. battleship "Indiana" /

U.S. battleship "Indiana" /

From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken at the Dry Tortugas, and shows the most powerful fighting machine in the world to-day as she lies at anchor taking on coal. The decks are covered with marines and sa... more

Crew of Battleship MASSACHUSETTS - and 2 of her 8 eight-inch guns

Crew of Battleship MASSACHUSETTS - and 2 of her 8 eight-inch guns

Spanish-American War. Stereo copyrighted by J.F. Jarvis. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Ships US Govt. MASS.; US Hist. War of 1898; Shelf.

Dock at Tampa on the day of sailing for Santiago de Cuba

Dock at Tampa on the day of sailing for Santiago de Cuba

Soldiers on dock between railroad cars and ships. 42589 U.S. Copyright Office.

Cuban ambush /

Cuban ambush /

"From the upper windows of a ruined mill the Cubans fire at a scouting party of Spaniards, who return the volley. Fine smoke effects. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. 46695 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thoma... more

"Vizcaya" under full headway /

"Vizcaya" under full headway /

"A splendid picture of the pride of the Spanish navy, taken on the occasion of her visit to New York Harbor, when her captain hinted at his ability to blow holes through New York's skyscrapers. In this picture ... more

This will be an internal explosion / Keppler.

This will be an internal explosion / Keppler.

Print shows the child king Alfonso XIII as a wooden puppet slumped over on the "Throne of Spain" with a clergyman standing next to him, and on the walls to the right are portrait paintings of "Charles V, Ferdin... more

U.S. cavalry supplies unloading at Tampa, Florida /

U.S. cavalry supplies unloading at Tampa, Florida /

"Here is a freight train of thirty cars loaded with baggage and ambulance supplies for the 9th U.S. Cavalry. In the foreground a score of troopers are pulling, lifting and hauling an ambulance from a flat car. ... more

Camp M'Calla i.e. McCalla at Guantanamo, June 1898

Camp M'Calla i.e. McCalla at Guantanamo, June 1898

Attribution to Hart based on negatives with similar numbers. Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). "901" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021502. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Diver in full dress on wrecked Battleship MAINE, Havana Harbor

Diver in full dress on wrecked Battleship MAINE, Havana Harbor

Spanish-American War. Stereo copyrighted by B.L. Singley; Keystone View Co. No. 9082. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. I.; Cuba. H-; Diving Suits; US H... more

Boys of the 71st N.Y. at Montauk Point after return from Cuba

Boys of the 71st N.Y. at Montauk Point after return from Cuba

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021291. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

9th Infantry boys' morning wash /

9th Infantry boys' morning wash /

"Imagine forty or fifty soldier boys each with a pail of water on the ground before him, sousing and spattering and scrubbing away for dear life. Soap and towels too. Every man jack of them looks as if he were ... more

Wreck of the "Maine."--Divers going down

Wreck of the "Maine."--Divers going down

22234 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 1449. Sold only by Griffith & Griffith. American and Foreign Views.

Bronze guns in west battery, Santiago, 1898

Bronze guns in west battery, Santiago, 1898

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). "81 [...]" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021516. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Santiago refugees at El Caney (Cuba), 1898

Santiago refugees at El Caney (Cuba), 1898

Photograph showing people standing in the center of a village. H55699 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright Sept., 22, 1898 by William Dinwiddie.

Observation train following parade /

Observation train following parade /

"There were two freight trains standing on the tracks between the river and the Riverside Park, and they furnished a perfect impromptu observation train service to the men and boys who clambered up on the cars ... more

Morro Castle, Santiago, 1898

Morro Castle, Santiago, 1898

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). "826" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021512. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The 8th Ohio boys ready to leave Camp Alger for Cuba

The 8th Ohio boys ready to leave Camp Alger for Cuba

Large group of soldiers preparing to debark. Sold by Underwood & Underwood.

Lieut. Col. Theo. Roosevelt of the "Rough Riders"

Lieut. Col. Theo. Roosevelt of the "Rough Riders"

Stereograph showing Roosevelt riding on horseback with encampment in the distance. 41166 U.S. Copyright Office. Sold only by Underwood & Underwood. Title from item. Copyright 1898 Strohmeyer & Wyman.

Ready for duty / Dalrymple.

Ready for duty / Dalrymple.

Print shows Puck holding suitcase with sword, standing before President William McKinley, offering his services; McKinley is sitting in a chair, holding a quill pen and papers, behind him, hanging on the wall, ... more

U.S.S. Texas, tompion of 12-inch gun made of metal from Vizcaya, recording engagements of Texas in Spanish War

U.S.S. Texas, tompion of 12-inch gun made of metal from Vizcaya, recor...

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021018. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Puck to the rescue / Keppler.

Puck to the rescue / Keppler.

Print shows a female figure sitting on a stone bench writing a list of names in a large book, including "McKinley, Dewey, Sampson, Schley, Hobson and his crew, Wainwright, Clark, Miles, Shafter, Wheeler, Roosev... more

Major General Nelson A. Miles - Commander of the United States Armies

Major General Nelson A. Miles - Commander of the United States Armies

Major General Nelson standing on train tracks speaking with a soldier. 41204 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Strohmeyer & Wyman. Sold by Underwood & Underwood, New York.

Then and now / Keppler.

Then and now / Keppler.

Print shows a nurse attending to a fallen Spanish soldier as Uncle Sam returns his sword to its scabbard; in the upper left, a scene shows Spanish conquistadors attacking Natives. Title from item. Illus. from P... more

American cavalrymen, Tampa, Fla.

American cavalrymen, Tampa, Fla.

Soldiers on horseback make their way through a sandy road. 43913 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 12631. Copyright by B.W. Kilburn.

After the campaigns - return of the conquering heros / Ehrhart.

After the campaigns - return of the conquering heros / Ehrhart.

Print shows on the left, two fashionably dressed, healthy young women escorting a young man ill-suited for military service, carrying a valise, on his departure from a seaside resort; on the right, two hearty y... more

Soldiers washing dishes /

Soldiers washing dishes /

Some men in military uniform, others in civilian clothes, bringing cups and cutlery to wash, tents and building in background. Actual washing not shown. 38243 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison;... more

Landing of American troops at Baiquiri [sic], Cuba

Landing of American troops at Baiquiri [sic], Cuba

Photograph showing an elevated view of an American military installation in Cuba filled with battalions moving with supplies. Title and date from item. Copyright 1898 by William Dinwiddie.

23d reg'tl. band of the U.S. Kansas Vol. Inf't. 1898 Commanded by Lt. Adj. S.T. Jones and directed by Prof. G.W. Jackson, Lt. Col. Jas. Beck reg'tl. commander

23d reg'tl. band of the U.S. Kansas Vol. Inf't. 1898 Commanded by Lt. ...

Photograph shows montage of portraits of African American musicians in the 23rd Kansas Volunteer Infantry who served in the Spanish-American War; musicians identified as E.E. Davis, Sergt., E♭ trumpet, Kansas C... more

Street scene in El Caney, Cuba

Street scene in El Caney, Cuba

Photograph showing a Cuban village with people and houses during the Spanish American War.

6-inch rapid fire guns in west battery, Santiago, 1898

6-inch rapid fire guns in west battery, Santiago, 1898

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). "828" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021514. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The man behind the gun will settle this war / K.

The man behind the gun will settle this war / K.

Print shows a rugged American sailor wearing a cap labeled "U.S. Navy", leaning on a ship cannon, with an American flag behind his right shoulder and the ruins of the Spanish fleet in the background.

Ultimatum! McKinley gives Spain forty-eight hours to take or leave our terms Ten thousand troops ordered to set sail a once for the Philippines

Ultimatum! McKinley gives Spain forty-eight hours to take or leave our...

Newspaper clipping reporting on President McKinley's ultimatum to Spain before the beginning of the Spanish-American War. Title from item. In album: Album of clippings, chiefly American newspaper editorials, bu... more

Seventy-first N.Y. volunteers on the dock, day of sailing from Tampa, U.S.A.

Seventy-first N.Y. volunteers on the dock, day of sailing from Tampa, ...

41176 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Strohmeyer & Wyman.

U.S.S. Isla de Luzon, cruiser taken at Manilla i.e. Manila by Dewey

U.S.S. Isla de Luzon, cruiser taken at Manilla i.e. Manila by Dewey

"565 G" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021720. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

U.S.S. Iowa, Spanish mine

U.S.S. Iowa, Spanish mine

Jacket title: U.S.S. Iowa, George Chevette. Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). Detroit Publishing Co. no. 020448. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Our modern Don Quixote Ch. Nelan

Our modern Don Quixote Ch. Nelan

Cartoon shows Spain as Don Quixote attempting to ride his horse up the blade of a windmill labeled "Cuban rebellion," "Maine disaster," "Philippine Islands uprising," "Porto Rico" [i.e. Puerto Rico], and "U.S."... more

Arrival of U.S. Troops, Camp Tampa, Fla., U.S.A.

Arrival of U.S. Troops, Camp Tampa, Fla., U.S.A.

42368 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 9238. Copyright by B.L. Singley.

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