Skip to comments.Rarely seen photos of the Spanish-American war found by U.S. Navy deep in neglected archive
Posted on 05/09/2014 6:51:30 AM PDT by C19fan
Rare pictures of the U.S. Navy taken during the Spanish-American war have been unearthed after being found hidden away in storage by military archivists. A box, containing about 150 original glass plate photographs, was uncovered at the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington DC, featuring images of all aspects of the war from logistics to diplomacy. They were only brought to light again when the photo archive team was preparing for a major renovation and archivists Dave Colamaria and Jon Roscoe stumbled across the pictures.
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Freepers, please go to the Daily Mail web page and down-vote the anti-American comments.
I like the American sailors with the Duck Commander beards!
Thanks. I had a shirt-tail relative who fought in that War, and made it back ok.
I tried to leave a comment but it says something is wrong try again later.
But whats really a hoot is reading criticisms about American imperialism from Brits.
Just read the comments under the article...
Brits and Spaniards both badmouthing the USA....
That’s fine...continue doing this until you need our help...
THEN we are good and benevolent..
You damn bunch of hypocrits!!!!!!
Which box do I use to down-vote, right or left? My browser does not indicate which box is an up or down vote.
The one on the right side is the down vote.
Hawaii was another.
Thanks. I have voted.
We inherited a stereopticon and some of the “slides” that it uses. They include a series from the Philippines in this war, mostly hospital shots. good insight into a war we don’t think about much.
That's what it said to me. Someone said "an early example of American Imperialism" and you just want to say "Yeah, the UK would never do that". They had a huge empire at one time - guy's an idiot.
Yeah...What was it the arrogant Brits used to say???
“The sun never sets on the British Empire!”
My wife’s grandfather was 15 when he ran away from home and joined the US Navy.
He was there. We have letters addressed to him with “Spanish-American War Veteran’s Association” letterhead on them.
these colonies were much better off under American control than under Spanish.
“Just read the comments under the article...
Brits and Spaniards both badmouthing the USA....”
Ask them if they’d prefer speaking auf Deutsch. Twice.
I am distantly related to Adm. George Dewey. I believe his flagship the USS Olympia is still afloat in Philadelphia.
“That’s what it said to me. Someone said “an early example of American Imperialism” and you just want to say “Yeah, the UK would never do that”. They had a huge empire at one time - guy’s an idiot.”
One idiot even said that the trouble in Ukraine is an example of “US Imperialism”
I guess if you say “US Imperialism” in some circles, it gives you credibility. Some circles being Communist circles....
In the link article, anyone notice in the background of the sixth picture of the Suez Canal where the Spanish fleet is you can see in the distance a huge 3 stack luxury liner? It looks to have the shape of a White Star Line liner. Look closely.
Yup. You might have something there. However, most of the White Star line photos of the period show either two stacks or four. Could it be the German liner “Emperator”? Mast configuration may be different. Hard to tell if it’s masking another ship beyond.
My aunt’s husband gave my son a knife his Grandfather carrier in the Spanish American War. It’s the centerpiece of his collection.
Yea, and the next time the Brits are threatened with invasion, maybe the people of the USA wont be sending their personal firearms to them.
Yarr, ye beat me to it! Them were some salty sea dogs, matey! BTT
However, the US did not become better off by becoming a colonial power. Totally UN-American. ....And IMNVHO, not constitutional, either.
Wow, it is amazing that of anybody the British are bashing America for imperialism. We are going to spend the next century fighting wars over Europe’s screw ups. Can you say Trans-Jordan, boys and girls. How about Iraq or all of Africa.