Relics from the "Maine" in the Hall of Naval History

ID: SIA2010-3086 and 42101 or MAH-42101

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1952

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder: 12 and Record Unit 549, Box 2, Folder: Old Exhibits A&I and Accession 11-006

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Summary

Exhibit of relics entitled "The destruction of the U.S.S. Maine" on display in the Hall of Naval History, which opened in 1952 in the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building. The Maine was blown up in Havana Harbor, Cuba in 1898, and was the incident that caused the United States to declare war on Spain beginning the Spanish-American War.

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Hall of Naval History

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Negative Number 42101 or MAH-42101 is a black and white negative, a print can be found in Record Unit 95. SIA2010-3086 is a print found in Record Unit 549 and has a notation that reads "Relics of the destruction of the Maine, a part of the Hall of Naval History, opened in 1952 in the U. S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution".

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder: 12 and Record Unit 549, Box 2, Folder: Old Exhibits A&I and Accession 11-006

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1952

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Artifacts
  • Boats and boating
  • Exhibitions
  • U.S.S. Maine (Ship)
  • Military
  • Military history
  • Ships

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

SIA2010-3086 and 42101 or MAH-42101

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic Print

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