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Pair of Neck Defenses (Crinet) and Breast Defense (Peytral) from a Horse Armor

Pair of Neck Defenses (Crinet) and Breast Defense (Peytral) from a Hor...

These three pieces are remarkable for their excellent state of preservation, and rank among the most elaborately decorated examples of Tibetan leather horse armor known. The vivid decoration consists of repeati... more

Pair of Tournament Pauldrons (Shoulder Defenses)

Pair of Tournament Pauldrons (Shoulder Defenses)

These pauldrons were part of an armor for the German joust (Gestech), fought with blunted lances. Their maker, Lorenz Helmschmid, was the court armorer of Emperor Maximilian I and one of the leading armorers of... more

Arm Defenses

Arm Defenses

Both arms marked by Domenico Negroli (Italian, Milan, active 1492–ca. 1516) Milan

Pair of Vambraces (Arm Defenses) from a Costume Armor

Pair of Vambraces (Arm Defenses) from a Costume Armor

This armor reproduces in steel the extravagant puffed and slashed costume of the German Landsknechte (mercenary infantry troops). The matching pieces are preserved in the Musée de l'Armée, Paris. Coming from th... more

Top Lames of Vambraces (Arm Defenses) from a Costume Armor

Top Lames of Vambraces (Arm Defenses) from a Costume Armor

This armor reproduces in steel the extravagant puffed and slashed costume of the German Landsknechte (mercenary infantry troops). The matching pieces are preserved in the Musée de l'Armée, Paris. Coming from th... more

Pair of Greaves (Lower Leg Defenses)

Pair of Greaves (Lower Leg Defenses)

This pair of greaves (lower leg defenses) is part of an unusually large armor garniture (acc. no. 27.159.1), which contains pieces for use in battle and for the tilt in both the Italian and German fashions. The... more

Cuirass (Armor for the Torso and Hips) and Greaves (Lower Leg Defenses)

Cuirass (Armor for the Torso and Hips) and Greaves (Lower Leg Defenses...

The lavish decoration of this cuirass focuses on the theme of archery. The silver character yumi in the center of the breastplate is Japanese for "bow." Below, there is a golden arrow entwined by dragons. A lar... more

Map of Salem Neck Showing Defenses

Map of Salem Neck Showing Defenses

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

[Plan of Fort Sumner, Montgomery County, composed of Redoubts Cross, Davis, and Kirby and also showing nearby rifle pits and Batteries Alexander and Benson, part of the defenses of Washington, D. C. ]

[Plan of Fort Sumner, Montgomery County, composed of Redoubts Cross, D...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

Map showing the defenses of the Mississippi below New Orleans and Farragut's attack 24 April 1862.

Map showing the defenses of the Mississippi below New Orleans and Farr...

Map shows the Confederate fortifications at Fort Jackson under Gen. Duncan, Fort St. Philip and the Union fleet along the Mississippi River. This map, also shows the positions of Union ships under Farragut, who... more

[Map of Cumberland Gap and surrounding area in Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky showing defenses, military installations, and roads.]

[Map of Cumberland Gap and surrounding area in Tennessee, Virginia, an...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

New defenses erected at Centreville, Virginia

New defenses erected at Centreville, Virginia

Originally built by the Confederates and used for winter quarters in 1861-1862, the defenses around Centreville were also used by the Union Army to cover the retreat back to Washington after both 1st and 2nd Bu... more

Sketch of the Defenses of Pittsburg [sic] made by order of Captain Craighill, Corps of Engrs., USA, July 20th, 1863 By B. W. O'Grady

Sketch of the Defenses of Pittsburg [sic] made by order of Captain Cra...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

Sketch showing the triangulation of the principal Defenses of the District of Columbia executed under the general direction of Col. J. N. Macomb, U. S. Topl. Engrs., by Charles A. Schott, Asst., U. S. Coast Survey, January to May 1863.

Sketch showing the triangulation of the principal Defenses of the Dist...

Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Potomac River

Map of Charleston, South Carolina Showing Defenses

Map of Charleston, South Carolina Showing Defenses

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

The defenses of Richmond, 1864

The defenses of Richmond, 1864

Shows the fortifications surrounding Richmond including, Brook Run to the north, and Harrison's Landing to the south. The James River and major roads and railroad lines are also indicated.

Stevenson, Ala., Showing the Defenses of the Post erected after Plans of Col. Merrill, Chief Engr., D[epartment of the] C[umberland]. By Major P. V. Fox, 1st Mich. Engr's. Surveyed & Plotted by 1st Lieut. C. A. Ensign, 1st Mich. Engr's. September 1864.

Stevenson, Ala., Showing the Defenses of the Post erected after Plans ...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

Map of Jefferson City, Mo., and Vicinity, showing the line of defenses. Wm. Hoelcke, Captn. & Addl. A. de. C., U.S.A., Chief Engl., Departt. of the Mo.

Map of Jefferson City, Mo., and Vicinity, showing the line of defenses...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

Rebel Defenses of Galveston and Vicinity, Surveyed and Drawn by order of G. L. Gillespie, Brevet Major & Chief Engineer, Miliary Division of the Gulf, Under the Direction of Lt. S. E. McGregory, Comdg. Topl. Party, Oct. 1865.

Rebel Defenses of Galveston and Vicinity, Surveyed and Drawn by order ...

Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Texas, and all areas between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains

Modern Krupp Gun, defenses of old Manila, Philippine Islands

Modern Krupp Gun, defenses of old Manila, Philippine Islands

Stereograph showing two American soldiers standing in front of a Krupp gun.

Wire defenses at Zeebrugge, Belgium. 10-23-1918

Wire defenses at Zeebrugge, Belgium. 10-23-1918

British Photographs of World War I

Amassia with its great natural defenses

Amassia with its great natural defenses

Aerial view of the town of Amasya, Turkey, in valley surrounded by mountains.