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Rarely seen photos of the Spanish-American war found by U.S. Navy deep in neglected archive
UK Daily Mail ^ | May 9, 2014 | Jennifer Newton

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: navy; spanish; spanishamericanwar

1 posted on 05/09/2014 6:51:30 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Freepers, please go to the Daily Mail web page and down-vote the anti-American comments.


2 posted on 05/09/2014 6:56:39 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: C19fan

I like the American sailors with the Duck Commander beards!


3 posted on 05/09/2014 6:59:55 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: C19fan

Thanks. I had a shirt-tail relative who fought in that War, and made it back ok.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 7:00:07 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Parmenio

I tried to leave a comment but it says something is wrong try again later.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 7:04:39 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Parmenio
The Spanish American war really was America's one imperialistic adventure, but you could easily argue that these colonies were much better off under American control than under Spanish.

But whats really a hoot is reading criticisms about American imperialism from Brits.

6 posted on 05/09/2014 7:06:02 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: C19fan

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!!!!!!


7 posted on 05/09/2014 7:09:21 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Parmenio

Which box do I use to down-vote, right or left? My browser does not indicate which box is an up or down vote.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 7:10:00 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Red_Devil 232

The one on the right side is the down vote.


9 posted on 05/09/2014 7:13:05 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: skeeter
The Spanish American war really was America's one imperialistic adventure

Hawaii was another.

10 posted on 05/09/2014 7:16:06 AM PDT by oldbrowser (This looks like a make it or break it point for America.)
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To: Parmenio

Thanks. I have voted.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 7:17:29 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: C19fan

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.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 7:25:56 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: WILLIALAL
I tried to leave a comment but it says something is wrong try again later.

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.

13 posted on 05/09/2014 7:25:58 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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Yeah...What was it the arrogant Brits used to say???

“The sun never sets on the British Empire!”


14 posted on 05/09/2014 7:33:08 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: C19fan

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.


15 posted on 05/09/2014 7:37:31 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: skeeter

these colonies were much better off under American control than under Spanish.

MUCH better!


16 posted on 05/09/2014 7:43:33 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: C19fan
 photo SpanishAmericanWarSailors_zps4b9a5e5c.jpg

The days when a sailor was a sailor. See:A Sailor Ain’t a Sailor Anymore
17 posted on 05/09/2014 7:44:16 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Boonie

“Just read the comments under the article...
Brits and Spaniards both badmouthing the USA....”

Ask them if they’d prefer speaking auf Deutsch. Twice.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 7:47:47 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: C19fan

I am distantly related to Adm. George Dewey. I believe his flagship the USS Olympia is still afloat in Philadelphia.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 7:49:50 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: The Great RJ
I believe his flagship the USS Olympia is still afloat in PhiladelphiaJust barely.
20 posted on 05/09/2014 8:02:28 AM PDT by frithguild (The warmth and goodness of Gaia is a nuclear reactor in the Earth's core that burns Thorium)
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To: ozarkgirl

“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....


21 posted on 05/09/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT by saleman
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To: C19fan

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.


22 posted on 05/09/2014 8:55:27 AM PDT by Sam Troy
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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.


23 posted on 05/09/2014 9:07:13 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Graewoulf

My aunt’s husband gave my son a knife his Grandfather carrier in the Spanish American War. It’s the centerpiece of his collection.


24 posted on 05/09/2014 9:22:02 AM PDT by cyclotic (America's premier outdoor adventure association for boys-traillifeusa.com)
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To: PowderMonkey
Pardon...make that Imperator. And, on second glance, it may not be the Imperator.

 photo imperator_zps7ca56787.jpg
25 posted on 05/09/2014 9:23:01 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Boonie

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.


26 posted on 05/09/2014 9:32:42 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: PowderMonkey

Yarr, ye beat me to it! Them were some salty sea dogs, matey! BTT


27 posted on 05/09/2014 9:37:07 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: skeeter
Of course those places were better off under our jurisdiction.

However, the US did not become better off by becoming a colonial power. Totally UN-American. ....And IMNVHO, not constitutional, either.

28 posted on 05/09/2014 9:57:07 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Take congress in 2014. Have a Constitutional Convention of the States. Save the Republic.)
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To: Parmenio

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.


29 posted on 05/09/2014 10:03:28 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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