AUCTION 45: ANTIQUE ARMS AND ARMOR

A STEREOGRAPH OF COMMODORE SCHLEY'S FLAGSHIP 'USS BROOKLYN', CA. 1898

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Start price: $30

Estimated price: $50 - $70

Buyer's premium: 28%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

A stereographic image of the USS Brooklyn, the flagship of the famous ‘Flying Squadron’ commanded by Commodore Winfield Scott Schley during the Spanish American War. Schley was hailed as a hero for his actions at the battle of Santiago de Cuba in July of the same year that the image was published. Stereograph images are meant to be used with a stereoscope, a device in which you slot a stereograph and then hold up to your eyes almost like a pair of binoculars, giving the image a sort of three-dimensional effect because of the slight difference in the angle of each photograph.

3 1/2 x 7 in., (8.9 x 17.8 cm.)

Condition: Good overall with expected yellowing due to age and some very minor staining on image.