Aztec warriors Atlatl or spear thrower, Mexico. Artist: Werner Forman
Aztec warrior's Atlatl or spear thrower, Mexico. Among the most important pieces of the Aztec warrior's equipment was his Atlatl or spear thrower. The two shown here are carved with scenes involving gods, warriors and sacrifice and are covered in gold. From the Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini, Rome.
© Werner Forman Archive/ Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografi / Heritage-Images
Maxim machine gun, c1895. Artist: Anon
Maxim machine gun, c1895. The engineer Hiram Maxim developed the first fully automatic machine gun (1884) which he offered to the United States War and Navy departments. They refused him and he then offered it to the British and it was adopted by the War Office. By 1891 it was standard issue for the British Army. From Der Stein der Weisen. (Leipzig c1895). (Colorised black and white print).
© The Print Collector
The military pourpoint, 15th century, (1910). Artist: Unknown
The military pourpoint, 15th century, (1910). The pourpoint was a short jacket made by sewing or quilting two layers of fabric with padding between, used by soldiers under armour to prevent chafing. Illustration from British Costume during 19 Centuries by Mrs Charles H Ashdown, (London, 1910).
© The Print Collector / Heritage-Images
15th Century, Ashdown, B W, Black And White, Britain, British, Century, Charles H, Clothes, Concept, Costume, Country, Dress, Emily Jessie, Emily Jessie Ashdown, England, English, Fifteenth Century, Guy, Jacket, Location, Male, Man, Mediaeval, Medieval, Men, Middle Ages, Military, Military Equipment, Monochrome, Mrs, Mrs Ashdown, Mrs Charles H Ashdown, Padding, People, Pourpoint, Print Collector2, Quilted, Quilting, Shield, Soldier, Soldiers, The Print Collector, War