Photograph of the wreckage of the USS MAINE, 1898
This telegram from the Key West Naval Station forwards word from Charles S. Sigsbee, Captain of the Maine about the destruction of his ship in Havana harbor on the evening of February 15, 1898, a pivotal event leading up to the Spanish-American War. Read More about the legacy of the USS Maine at Prologue…
Celebrating the 26th of July
A curiosity from our holdings - in 1961, with Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin at his side, Cuban leader Fidel Castro acknowledges the crowd during Havana’s 26th of July celebrations.
Photograph of Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and Prime Minister Fidel Castro at 26th of July Celebrations, 07/26/1961
From the U.S. Information Agency’s Master File Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Personalities, World Events, and American Economic, Social, and Cultural Life