It was a little before 10 p.m. that February night in 1898 when a fiery explosion roiled the normally calm waters of Havana Harbor, blowing out windows in the city and sinking the USS Maine to the bottom of the bay, just the mast and some twisted metal wreckage left to poke above the waves.
This original photograph taken just days after that horrific explosion showing the USS Maine grasping for air.
An international incident that led United States into a press induced war against Spain.
7' x 9 inches.
Item ID: 2813