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Spanish American War, 1898
Spanish - American War, 1898. Destruction of the Spanish fleet outside Santiago harbour in Admiral Ceveras desperate attempt by running the American blockade, 3 July 1898
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Media ID 9699023
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Horizon Over Water
Spanish American War
This print captures a pivotal moment in history - the Spanish-American War of 1898. The image showcases the destruction of the Spanish fleet outside Santiago harbor, as Admiral Cervera desperately attempts to run through the American blockade on July 3rd. In this intense confrontation at sea, an American battleship proudly displays its identity with the prominent display of the American flag. As smoke billows from exploding vessels, it is evident that a fierce battle is underway. The horizontal composition emphasizes the vastness of both the conflict and the open sea. The illustration technique used in this print adds depth and texture to recreate this historical event with remarkable accuracy. With no people present in the frame, our attention is solely focused on this significant moment from our past. As we gaze upon this scene, we are transported back to a time when nations clashed over power and territory. It serves as a reminder of how conflicts shape our world and influence future generations. This print not only documents an important chapter in history but also reflects elements of American culture and nautical prowess. The rippled horizon over water symbolizes uncertainty while highlighting bravery amidst chaos. With its rich historical context and stunning visual impact, this photograph stands as a testament to human resilience during times of war and reminds us never to forget those who fought for their beliefs.
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