copyright 2000.  poor al.

Hane's Excelsior:   SOLD!!!

(In the private collection of the artist Lori D.)

6X8", Acrylic on Canvas, June 2000.

This was an American Civil War grenade created during the weapons revolution of the 1860's.  American invented some seriously effective ways of killing each other during this time period. (Gatling machineguns, repeating rifles, 6 shot revolvers, all came into use)  But this thing was seriously dangerous.  If you bumped against any of the pins, the grenade would go off.  Not widely used, for obvious reasons.

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