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Historical souvenir

Historical souvenir
Historical souvenir
Title
Historical souvenir
Date 
1898-1900
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
4 1/4 x 7/8 x 1/2 in.
Description 
A metal spoon embossed on the bowl with a battleship encircled by the words "U.S. Battleship Maine/ 6682 Tons". On February 15, 1898, an explosion of unknown origin sank the battleship U.S.S. Maine in the Havana, Cuba harbor, killing 266 of the 354 crew members. The sinking of the Maine incited United States passions against Spain, eventually leading to a naval blockade of Cuba and a declaration of war.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.4654
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group