Puppet (fl.1898); French. Medium: lithograph. Date: 1898. On 15th February 1898 the US battleship Maine blew up in Havana harbour; The Spanish-American War that followed saw Spain relinquish sovereignty over Cuba; Quote from the American Press: The American protectorate will be much more beneficial for the Cubans than Spanish colonialism; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.