Sailors firing a machine gun

Made:
1888
maker:
Unknown

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Sailors firing a machine gun, 1888 A Kodak circular snapshot photograph showing a group of sailors firing a mechanical machine gun from the deck of their
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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A Kodak circular snapshot photograph showing a group of sailors firing a mechanical machine gun from the deck of their ship whilst at sea, taken by an unknown photographer in 1888. The sailors were taking part in the annual naval manoeuvres.

A Kodak circular snapshot photograph showing a group of sailors firing a mechanical machine gun from the deck of their ship whilst at sea, taken by an unknown photographer in 1888.

The sailors were taking part in the annual naval manoeuvres. The gun is probably a Nordenfelt machine gun used as an anti-torpedo boat weapon.

The photograph was taken with the Kodak camera - a simple, leather-covered wooden box designed for amateur use, which produced circular snapshots two and a half inches in diameter. The camera was sold pre-loaded with film, when the whole film had been exposed the camera was sent back to Kodak who developed it, returning the prints and the reloaded camera.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6005/81
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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