Naval Archivists Discover Trove of Never Before Seen Photographs from Spanish-American Conflict of 1898

Posted by admin on Feb 13, 2014

Archivists at the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington DC were going through a backlog of artifacts this week when they came across an unexpected treasure: a wooden box filled with 150 original glass plate photos from the Spanish-American War.

‘The plates were individually wrapped in tissue paper and include full captions and dates, which were likely prepared by the photographer, Douglas White,’ said Lisa Crunk, NHHC’s photo archives branch head.

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