Cannons: symbols of strength, power, and stability. 

Weapons and symbols of stability and power, cannons have been an essential symbol of American History.

Known as "Little David," cannons like the one pictured here were used often in WWII. It was used to fire ariel bombs.
Many American Soldiers posed with their spouses on a cannon after returning or before deploying for war. Posing with a cannon is thought to portray strength and power.
Americans are not the only ones who use cannons to symbol power. This photo is of Germany under a cannon looking out onto the horizon as if to symbolize an all powerful State.
Cannons are often the focus of photographs of the Civil War. While representing war and conflict, a photograph of a cannon shields the viewer from the true horror of war, much like it keeps the men at a distance.
The Cannon Shot is an oil on canvas of a war ship firing a cannon.
This cannon is in use during the Italian Revolution. This shows the range of use of cannons.
A cannon in use again during a Turkish War, In this piece the viewer gets a more realistic view of the destruction of war.
Although the main focus is the lady clinging to the dead soldier, while breast feeding her baby, a cannon sits in the background symbolizing the terror of war.
This cannon is from the Naval warship, The Endeavour, a vessel from the Royal Navy.
This portrait is an oil on canvas. It features an officer of the Royal Navy aside one of his cannons. The cannon is used to symbolize the extreme power of the British Navy.
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