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Picture puzzle

Object Number: 
2000.472
Date: 
1898
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Container (box): 1 3/4 × 15 1/4 × 10 3/4 in. (4.4 × 38.7 × 27.3 cm)
Marks: 
lithographed: on one puzzle: "THE BATTLE OF MANILA BAY/ COPYRIGHT 1898 BY F. D. MAHER/ OLYMPIA. (FOUGHT BY ADMIRAL DEWEY, MAY 1ST 1890) REINA MARIA CRISTINA" lithographed: on the other puzzle: "ASIATIC SQUADRON/ BALTIMORE. CONCORD. OLYMPIA. PETREL. BOST
Description: 
Two picture puzzles in a paper covered cardboard, and wood box depicting battles from the Spanish-American War; complete 50 piece puzzle depicting the battle of Manila with the American battleship "Olympia" sinking the Spanish ship "Reina Maria Cristina" with other ships in the background; base of this puzzle inscribed, "THE BATTLE OF MANILA BAY/ COPYRIGHT 1898 BY F. D. MAHER/ OLYMPIA. (FOUGHT BY ADMIRAL DEWEY, MAY 1ST 1890) REINA MARIA CRISTINA"; second 45 piece puzzle (missing five pieces) of the American Asiatic Squadron with six ships at sail on the ocean; base of the second puzzle inscribed, "ASIATIC SQUADRON/ BALTIMORE. CONCORD. OLYMPIA. PETREL. BOSTON. RALEIGH. Mc CULLOCH. TRANSPORTS/ COPYRIGHT 1898 BY F. D. MAHER/ ADMIRAL DEWEY"; box cover has the first puzzles image on it and the inscription, "THE/ BATTLE OF MANILA/ PICTURE PUZZLE./ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK/ COPYRIGHT 1898 BY F. D. MAHER".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group