American History in Photos

“ARMY’S LATEST RIFLE

Thursday, members of the press were given a special demonstration on the newest battle rifle of the army, the ‘M1’. Eventually it is expected that the M1 will replace the aging Model 1903, which went into service that same year. The new rifle uses a special clip that holds eight rounds of ammunition. The clip is not removed when the cartridges are inserted in the chamber. NOV 1939”

American History in Photos

“North Hollywood, Calif., Oct. 10 – ‘Smartest Dog’ to settle down – Maverick, a resourceful Doberman who raised himself from a pup and made a hobby of outwitting dog catchers, gets the first affection he’s had in four years of life from Mrs. Harry Crown, who became Maverick’s first owner yesterday. City dog catchers, who chased Maverick four years as his fame spread, pronounced him the smartest dog they’ve ever seen. A dart-gun tranquilizer charge finally stopped him early this week. Mrs. Crown bought him for $130 from the city in a spirited auction. 10/11/58”