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Slide set: The Spanish-American War (lecture: Riley Brothers, 50 slides, 1898)

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The case for the rebels
Slide 1
Map of Cuba
Slide 2
Spanish Guerilla Force in Cuba
Slide 3
General Weyler
Slide 4
The Sacking of Jaruca
Slide 5
Maceo and Garcia, Insurgent Leaders
Slide 6
Gomez, Insurgent Leader
Slide 7
San Cristobal, Shelters erected in the streets
Slide 8
Spaniards bringing in prisoners from the country
Slide 9
San Juan after a Spanish Raid
Slide 10
Reconcentrados dying from starvation
Slide 11
Receiving daily allowance of Codfish
Slide 12
The largest Relief Station in Havana
Why America intervened, and how
Slide 13**
The U.S. Battleship 'Maine'
Slide 14**
Explosion of the 'Maine'
Slide 15**
The 'Maine' after the explosion
Slide 16
Wounded 'Maine' soldiers at Key West Hospital
Slide 17
President McKinley
Slide 18
General Woodford, U.S. Ambassador to Spain
Slide 19
Uncle Sam calls for volunteers
Slide 20
Morro Castle, Havana
Slide 21
Admiral Sampson
Slide 22
U.S. Battleship 'New York'
Slide 23
U.S. Battleship 'Iowa'
Slide 24
The Spanish Royal Family
Slide 25
Group of Spanish Leaders
Slide 26
General Blanco
Slide 27
Slide 28
Bombardment of Matanzas
Slide 29
American Cruisers chasing suspected vessels
Slide 30
The U.S. Asiatic Squadron on the way to Manila
Slide 31
Slide 32
Battle of Manila
Slide 33
Admiral Dewey in Action
Slide 34
Admiral Dewey
Slide 35
Porto Rica. Bombardment of San Juan
Slide 36
Admiral Cervera's Fleet
Slide 37
Santiago Harbour
Slide 38
The Sea Entrance, showing where the 'Merrimac' was sunk
Slide 39**
The Sinking of the 'Merrimac'
Slide 40
New York Cavalry leaving for Cuba
Slide 41
American Military Leaders
Slide 42
Captain Evans (Fighting Bob) inspecting his men
Slide 43
The Siege of Santiago
Slide 44
General Shafter
Slide 45
Spanish soldiers in Santiago
Slide 46
Morro Castle, Santiago
Slide 47
Admiral Cervera's dash for Freedom
Slide 48
Destruction of Cervera's Fleet
Slide 49
Admiral Cervera
Slide 50
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
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in stock of Riley Brothers, 1898-1914 (item ref. 1021)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 861)

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The Spanish-American War (Bradford: 1898)

Related slide set

see generic title The Spanish-American War (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

People involved in slide production

DE THULSTRUP, Thure  (1848-1930) – creator of source image(s), slide 43

People appearing in slides

ALFONSO XIII OF SPAIN, King   (1886-1941) – slide 24

BLANCO ERENAS RIERA Y POLO, Ramón  (1833-1906) – slide 26

CERVERA Y TOPETE, Pascual  (1839-1909) – slide 49

DEWEY, Admiral George  (1837-1917) – slides 33-34

EVANS, Captain Robley D.  (1846-1912) – slide 42

GARCÍA ÍÑIGUEZ, General Calixto  (1839-1898) – slide 5

GÓMEZ Y BÁEZ, Máximo  (1836-1905) – slide 6

HOBSON, Lieutenant Richmond P.  (1870-1937) – slide 39

MACEO Y GRAJALES, Antonio  (1845-1896) – slide 5

MARIA CHRISTINA OF AUSTRIA   (1858-1929) – slide 24

MARTÍNEZ-CAMPOS Y ANTÓN, General Arsenio  (1831-1900) – slide 25

MCKINLEY, President William  (1843-1901) – slide 17

MERRITT, Major-General Wesley  (1836-1910) – slide 41

MILES, Major-General Nelson A.  (1839-1925) – slide 41

SAGASTA Y ESCOLAR, Práxedes Mateo  (1825-1903) – slide 25

SAMPSON, Admiral William T.  (1840-1902) – slide 21

SHAFTER, Major-General William  (1835-1906) – slide 44

SILVELA Y LE VIELLEUZE, Francisco  (1843-1905) – slide 25

WEYLER Y NICOLAU, General Valeriano  (1838-1930) – slide 3

WOODFORD, Stewart L.  (1835-1913) – slide 18


The Lizars catalogue uses the title The Cuban or Spanish-American War, and the slides themselves are labelled Cuban War.


50 slides known to exist in private collection

4 slides known to exist in private collection

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Lucerna ID  3001290

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 June 2021

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