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Print featuring 8 rondels with bust-length portraits of various individuals.

Spanish Figures of the Spanish-American War

The nineteenth century in Spain was marked by political instability. This pro-U.S. broadside presents the political and military leadership of Spain and its remaining overseas provinces of Cuba and the Philippines as fractured. Around the central portrait of U.S. General Nelson Miles, the medallion-framed photographs portray Queen María Cristina, Regent of Spain (1858–1929); her son, King Alfonso XIII (1886–1941); Práxedes Mateo Sagasta, Prime Minister (1825–1903); Enrique Dupuy de Lôme, Spanish Minister in the United States from 1892 to 1898 (1851–1904); Valeriano Weyler (1838–1930), Governor General of Cuba between 1896 and 1897; and Basilio Agustín y Dávila (1840–1910), Governor General of the Philippines in 1898; Don Carlos VII, Duke of Madrid (1848–1909), who had been a claimant to the Spanish throne since 1868, symbolizes Spanish disunion. 

This page, from an unknown periodical, exemplifies the ways in which the U.S. publishing industry satisfied the public demand for information about “the enemy” and military campaigns in faraway lands.

Franklin and Co.
c. 1898
Offset lithograph
36.2 × 27.6 cm (14 ¼ × 10 7/8 in.)
Private collection