Photo #: NH 50366
USS Maryland (Armored Cruiser # 8)
Target kite being prepared for streaming from the ship's after deck, circa 1912.
Another kite is lying on the deck, to the right. What appears to be a Colt machine gun is mounted on the hatch beyond, with several Sailors around it, probably preparing to shoot at the kite.
Note the Marine standing by, with his hands in his pockets.
Courtesy of Lloyd Harmon.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 10 June 2006