Metal plate taken from U.S.S. Maine, 1898

Object Number: 
1945.346
Date: 
1890-1898
Medium: 
Brass, wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 3 7/8 in. ( 7.9 x 3.8 x 9.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: in metal plate:"PLATE TAKEN FROM / U.S.S. MAINE/ DESTROYED BY EXPLOSION/ 2140 TUESDAY/ FEBRUARY 15 1898"
Description: 
Brass plate mounted on wooden block with inscribed metal label.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this fragment of brass came from the U.S.S. Maine, whose explosion sparked the Spanish-American War in 1898.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Captain William H. Pashley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group