Lot 887

Spanish American War Hard Tack and Related Painting

Estimate: $250 - $350

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$150,000 $5,000
$300,000 $10,000

Property from the Collection of John and Virginia Duncan, Savannah, GA


Spanish American War Inscribed Hard Tack, Dated 1898-99 and Painting of The U.S.S. Battle Ship Texas, the hard tack with long inscription pertaining to the Spanish American War by Alfred J. Gannon, Sargent in Company E, 2nd South Carolina, it mentions Savannah, Jacksonville, Columbia, Augusta and Cuba, with transcription verso, mounted in a Hector Dewart frame. Size of frame: 12 1/8 in. x 11 1/2 in. Together with a watercolor and pencil painting of The USS Battle Ship Texas (a pre-dreadnought battleship built by the United States in the early 1890's. The ship served in the Spanish American War and afterwards it was stationed in Charlston, SC where it remained until 1908 when the ship became a gunnery target and was sunk in Chesapeake Bay) signed by W.J. Graves and dated Feb. '95. Frame size: 10 7/8 in. x 14 in. Sight size: 5 1/4 in. x 8 in.

Measurements: Height: of hard tack 3 1/4 in. x Width: 3 in.


Good condition, not viewed out of frame, some cracks and small losses to hard tack. Painting with scratches above one mast, glass missing.