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Winans Steam Gun, captured by Colonel Jones on the way to Harper's Ferry

Description

A photograph of an undated photogravure illustration by William H. Weaver from an 1861 issue of Harpers Weekly. The illustration depicts a Winans Steam Gun, which was a steam-powered centrifugal gun used during the American Civil War to propel projectiles via centrifugal forces rather than gunpowder.

Creator

unknown

Date

1861

Contributor(s) Notes

Illustrator: William H. Weaver; Photographer: unknown

Publisher

New York: Harper & Brothers

Language(s)

English

Dimensions

5 x 7 inches

Extent

1 negative

Resource ID

9136

Notes

This collection is part of the larger Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, transferred to the Maryland Historical Society (now Maryland Center for History and Culture) in 1998.

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.