Photo #: 19-N-14187
USS Hist (1898-1911)
Chief Petty Officer demonstrates the operation of a Maxim 1- pounder machine gun, circa May 1898.
USS Topeka is fitting out in the background.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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Originally posted 29 March 1998
Coding updated and reposted 4 December 2002