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Telescope

Object Number: 
1948.588
Date: 
1885-1898
Medium: 
Metal, glass, cotton, rubber
Dimensions: 
closed: 14 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 12 in. ( 36.8 x 44.4 x 30.5 cm )
Marks: 
typewritten: on paper label affixed near one end of telescope: "This telescope was on the 'REINA MERCEDES', of the / Spanish Fleet, sunk at Santiago, July 5th, 1898."
Description: 
Metal and glass telescope on table-top tripod stand attached with cotton straps.
Gallery Label: 
A typewritten label attached to the object indicates that it was used during the Spanish-American War on the Spanish ship "Reina Mercedes," which was sunk at Santiago on July 5, 1898.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. James G. Harbord
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group