Uncategorized

Cast iron mechanical artillery coin bank manufactured by the Shepard Hardware Company, c. 1892. To operate the bank, the mortar’s hammer is pulled back, raising the soldier’s arm. A coin is placed in the mortar. Pressing a lever causes the mortar to shoot the coin into the building. [873×1073]

Cast iron mechanical artillery coin bank manufactured by the Shepard Hardware Company, c. 1892. To operate the bank, the mortar’s hammer is pulled back, raising the soldier’s arm. A coin is placed in the mortar. Pressing a lever causes the mortar to shoot the coin into the building. [873×1073]

Uncategorized

Protected cruiser, USS Chicago (later CA-14), in drydock. Chicago was one of the A,B,C,D ships – the first steel ships of the U.S. Navy and sank in July 1936 while being towed in the Pacific from Honolulu to San Francisco. Detroit Photographic Company, circa 1891-1912. [2016 x 2632]

Protected cruiser, USS Chicago (later CA-14), in drydock. Chicago was one of the A,B,C,D ships – the first steel ships of the U.S. Navy and sank in July 1936 while being towed in the Pacific from Honolulu to San Francisco. Detroit Photographic Company, circa 1891-1912. [2016 x 2632]

Uncategorized

United States (CVA-58). Workmen lay the ship’s 15-ton keel plate and initial shell plate, in a construction dry dock at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company shipyard, Newport News, Virginia, 18 April 1949. The carrier was cancelled a few days later, on 23 April. [1280 x 1023]

United States (CVA-58). Workmen lay the ship’s 15-ton keel plate and initial shell plate, in a construction dry dock at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company shipyard, Newport News, Virginia, 18 April 1949. The carrier was cancelled a few days later, on 23 April. [1280 x 1023]