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Topic: military art and science

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1921
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[Mobile tank-like fortress in the shape of a dragon]

[Mobile tank-like fortress in the shape of a dragon]

Print shows a dragon-shaped, mobile fortress equipped cannons and capable of carrying troops, with a ladder device mounted on the front used for scaling walls or as a bridge during siege warfare.

[Portable siege ladder]

[Portable siege ladder]

Print shows a portable ladder with sections that are screwed together, used during siege warfare.

[Telescoping siege machine]

[Telescoping siege machine]

Print shows a telescoping tower raised from beneath by a screw mechanism manipulated by two men, used during siege warfare to gain an advantage of height by those perpetrating the siege.

[Underwater breathing apparatus]

[Underwater breathing apparatus]

Print shows a device with a long tube for breathing, worn over the head, to allow a soldier to walk underwater; also shows the device being used in the background.

[Air mattress made from animal skins]

[Air mattress made from animal skins]

Print shows two soldiers resting on an air mattress made by sewing together and inflating animal skins.

Exemplum balistæ quadrirotis

Exemplum balistæ quadrirotis

Print shows two soldiers with a horse-drawn ballista. The device, mounted on a wagon, is manipulated like a crossbow, shooting large arrows at enemy fortifications. The horses are well covered with armor.

Expositio thoracomachi

Expositio thoracomachi

Print shows a soldier wearing a cuirass, a leather tunic or breastplate, used as protective armor during battle. Also shown are leather helmets, leggings, and footwear.

Chandelier, is a wooden frame, whereon are laid fascines or faggots, to cover the workmen while carrying on the approaches

Chandelier, is a wooden frame, whereon are laid fascines or faggots, t...

Print shows a wooden apparatus for protecting men while digging during siege operations.

Hurdles, or clayes, made of branches or twigs, closely nterwoven, are about five or six feet long, and three, or three and a half broad

Hurdles, or clayes, made of branches or twigs, closely nterwoven, are ...

Print shows the fence-like construction of a hurdle.

Guerritte, a fort or small tower of stone or wood, on the point of a bastion, or on the angles of the shoulder, to hold a sentry
Cheveaux de-frize, large joints or beams, stuck full of wooden pins, armed with iron, to stop breaches, or to secure a passage of a camp against the enemy's cavalry

Cheveaux de-frize, large joints or beams, stuck full of wooden pins, a...

Print shows a wooden barricade for defending against a cavalry charge.

Petard, a brass pot fixed upon a strong square plank, which has an iron hook to fix it against a gate or palisades

Petard, a brass pot fixed upon a strong square plank, which has an iro...

Print shows a bomb-like device used to blow apart doors or gates.

Elevation of a truck-carriage [and] plan of a truck carriage

Elevation of a truck-carriage [and] plan of a truck carriage

Print shows two views of a "Truck carriage."

[Tools necessary to prove and load guns]

[Tools necessary to prove and load guns]

Print shows various tools used in loading and firing cannons, and views of wheels and axels for cannons.

Amunition waggon

Amunition waggon

Print shows the elevation and plan of an amunition wagon with view of undercarriage and axels.

Elevation of a sling cart [and] plan of a sling cart

Elevation of a sling cart [and] plan of a sling cart

Print shows two views of a "sling cart."

Gin - engine for drawing the fuzes out of the shell - box with grapeshot - section of a petard

Gin - engine for drawing the fuzes out of the shell - box with grapesh...

Print shows various devices used with artillery and a cross-section of a petard.

Pontoon carriage

Pontoon carriage

Print shows the plan and pontoon of a pontoon carriage, with a view of the axel.

Battle of New Orleans, Jan. 8th 1814 [i.e., 1815]

Battle of New Orleans, Jan. 8th 1814 [i.e., 1815]

Print shows a map of the troop alignments during the battle of New Orleans, 1815.

The death of locofocoism

The death of locofocoism

In his satire Johnston celebrates the defeat of "Loco Foco," i.e., radical Democratic interests, in the presidential election of 1840. The "Loco Focos" were the largely working-class constituency who supported... more

The Secretary of War presenting a stand of colours to the 1st Regiment of Republican bloodhounds

The Secretary of War presenting a stand of colours to the 1st Regiment...

A bitter vilification of the Van Buren administration's use of bloodhounds to hunt fugitive Indians during the Second Seminole War in Florida. The artist condemns the racism and inhumanity of the measure, as w... more

A political movement

A political movement

The artist forecasts with obvious relish the ouster of Van Buren and his cronies from office by William Henry Harrison. Van Buren is shown leaving Washington in a large cart drawn by supporters (left to right) ... more

The new era or the effects of a standing army

The new era or the effects of a standing army

A condemnation of a Van Buren administration plan, put forward by Secretary of War Joel Poinsett, to reform the militia system through creation of a reserve force under regular army officers. The idea was attac... more

A bivouack in safety or Florida troops preventing a surprise

A bivouack in safety or Florida troops preventing a surprise

Another parody of Van Buren administration efforts to end the long and costly Second Seminole War in Florida. The War Department was regularly subjected to public and congressional attacks for cruelty, waste, a... more

Town & country making another drive at the great question.--No go!!

Town & country making another drive at the great question.--No go!!

A mild reproof of Zachary Taylor's evasion of the slavery question in the campaign of 1848. Although Taylor's views were widely broadcast in the form of published letters, his stand on the main issue--the Wilmo... more

Hunting Indians in Florida with blood hounds

Hunting Indians in Florida with blood hounds

A tableau dramatizing the brutal tactics employed by Zachary Taylor as commander of U.S. forces against the Seminole Indians during the Second Seminole War (1835-42). Taylor, on horseback at right, presides ov... more

Grand Presidential sweep-stakes for 1849

Grand Presidential sweep-stakes for 1849

The Free Soil sympathies of the cartoonist are evident in his portrayal of the 1848 presidential contest as a race between the three major candidates. The contenders are on the course. Whig candidate Zachary T... more

The day after the fair

The day after the fair

A pro-Cass satire, predicting the Democratic nominee's victory over Whig Zachary Taylor and Free Soil candidate Martin Van Buren. After the "fair," or election, Lewis Cass appears at the window of the White Ho... more

A good beginning / Keppler.

A good beginning / Keppler.

Print shows Justice sitting, blindfolded and holding her scales at her side, with the Eiffel Tower in the background; standing at her feet is Puck holding a list of names that includes "Esterhazy, Paty de Clam,... more

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