This is a print entitled The Flying Squadron Early Morning in Hampton Roads. Drawn by Carlton T. Chapman, it appeared in the April 9, 1898, edition of Harper's Weekly. From left to right, the image shows the second-class battleship USS Texas, the armored cruiser and squadron flagship USS Brooklyn (ACR-3), the protected cruisers USS Minneapolis (C-13) and Columbia (C-12), and the first-class battleship USS Massachusetts (BB-3). The torpedo boat at the forefront was not identified. The print currently hangs in the museum's Spanish-American War gallery.
Chapman's work represented the major changes taking place in Harper's Weekly. Gone were the woodcut engravings that made the publication famous during the American Civil War. In their place, the magazine used photographs, lithographs, and oil-based paintings. For example, in the same April 1898 issue, the editors published photographs of the ships of the Flying Squadron in Hampton Roads and other ships that served in auxiliary squadrons (see pictures at right).