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Illustration of work in the United States Arsenal at Watertown, Massachusetts
Illustration of work in the United States Arsenal at Watertown, Massachusetts
Resource Typeimage
TitleIllustration of work in the United States Arsenal at Watertown, Massachusetts
Coverage / Year1861
DescriptionReproduction of the cover of Harper's Weekly from July 20, 1861. Dimensions: 10"x15.5".
Interpretation"We give on the preceding page a picture of the operation of FILLING CARTRIDGES at the United States Arsenal at Watertown, Massachusetts. At this establishment some 300 operatives are kept constantly at work making war material. The powder (of which the best is used, a large quantity which came back from the Mexican war being thrown aside for fear it may not be good) is inserted in the cartridge by men, as shown in the lower picture. The bullet is inserted by girls, as shown in the picture above. At least seventy girls and women are kept constantly employed at Watertown in this avocation. The amount of cartridges turned out daily at this factory alone is enormous; and it is evident that, in the course of a few weeks, there will be no lack of this material of war, at all events." "Harper's Weekly, " vol. 5, no. 238 (July 20, 1861), p. 450.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWomen at Wartime; Antebellum Society and the Civil War;
Learning Standards16 History
Author or Creator'Harper's Weekly'
Source'Harper's Weekly'
Subject / KeywordsUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women
Collection PublisherChicago Public Library, Special Collections and Preservation Division;
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Resource Identifier'Harper's Weekly,' vol. 5, no. 238 (July 20, 1861)
CONTENTdm file name406162211112002_e24_harpers_weekly.jpg
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