A simple Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Renaissance Shield

A simple Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

A simple Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Renaissance Shield

A simple Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

A simple Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Renaissance Shield

A simple Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

An Italian Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Italian Renaissance Shield

An Italian Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

An Italian Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Italian Renaissance Shield

An Italian Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

A shield or escutcheon emblazoned with the color tincture, sable (black), represented by crossed vertical and horizontal lines.

Sable Shield Color

A shield or escutcheon emblazoned with the color tincture, sable (black), represented by crossed vertical…

In 1776 the Board of War and Ordnance was created for issuing supplies to troops in the field, and the first Ordnance magazine was established at Carlisle, Pennsylvania the following year. An armory and arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts (1777-1968) was also established along with later armories such as Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (1799-1861), and Watertown, Massachusetts (1816-1968).

Seal of the Board of War and Ordnance

In 1776 the Board of War and Ordnance was created for issuing supplies to troops in the field, and the…

The genus Cystophora includes the large bladder-nose, hooded or crested seal of the Greenland seas, in which the nose of the males has a curious dispensable sac, and which attains an average length of from 10 to 12 feet.

Hooded Seal

The genus Cystophora includes the large bladder-nose, hooded or crested seal of the Greenland seas,…

"In heraldry, a bearing resembling the pall (Y-shaped), but not reaching the edges of the escutcheon: the three extremities are usually pointed bluntly." -Whitney, 1911

Shake-Fork

"In heraldry, a bearing resembling the pall (Y-shaped), but not reaching the edges of the escutcheon:…

The Baltimore Arms in between two ships.

The Baltimore Arms

The Baltimore Arms in between two ships.

The crest and helmet of Sir Edmund de Thorpe.

Helm of Sir Edmund de Thorpe

The crest and helmet of Sir Edmund de Thorpe.

"TIARA. The Pope's mitre, with its triple crowns." -Hall, 1862

Tiara

"TIARA. The Pope's mitre, with its triple crowns." -Hall, 1862

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Tilting Shield

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Tilting Shield

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Tilting Shield

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Tilting Shield

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

The crested touraco is a species of African bird, feeding mainly on soft fruits.

Crested Touraco

The crested touraco is a species of African bird, feeding mainly on soft fruits.

A simple pointed triangle shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Pointed Triangular Shield

A simple pointed triangle shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

"TURBAND. In coats of arms, where the knight was a Crusader, this figure often appears. It was the form of the sultan's turban at that period." -Hall, 1862

Turband

"TURBAND. In coats of arms, where the knight was a Crusader, this figure often appears. It was the form…

Feeding primarily on fruits, the umbrella-bird has two dstinctive crests of feathers, one rising from the back of its head and the other hanging off of its neck.

Umbrellabird

Feeding primarily on fruits, the umbrella-bird has two dstinctive crests of feathers, one rising from…

The seal of the War Office of the United States of America. The term "War Office" used during the Revolution, and for many years afterward, was associated with the Headquarters of the Army.

United States of America War Office

The seal of the War Office of the United States of America. The term "War Office" used during the Revolution,…

A shield or escutcheon emblazoned with the fur, vair, represented by alternating azure (blue) and argent (silver) bell shapes with horizontal lines.

Vair Shield Fur

A shield or escutcheon emblazoned with the fur, vair, represented by alternating azure (blue) and argent…

A shield or escutcheon emblazoned with the color tincture, vert (green), represented by diagonal lines going from upper left to lower right.

Vert Shield Color

A shield or escutcheon emblazoned with the color tincture, vert (green), represented by diagonal lines…

The crest of the Washington Arms.

Washington Arms

The crest of the Washington Arms.

The Coat of Arms of George Washington's family. It is said to be in inspiration of the stars and stripes on the flag of the United States.

Washington Family Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms of George Washington's family. It is said to be in inspiration of the stars and stripes…

"Using the rope...start a crest at A. At the moment of its reflection at B as a trough, start a second crest at A. The trough and crest will meet near the middle of the rope. the rope particles at this point, being thus simultaneously acted upon by opposite forces, will remain at rest or nearly so." -Avery 1895

Destructive Interference

"Using the rope...start a crest at A. At the moment of its reflection at B as a trough, start a second…

"Suport a soft cotton rope several yards long between two fixed supports, as the opposite sides of the room, or the floor and the ceiling. With a ruler, strike the rope a blow near one end so as to form a crest, as shown. Vary the tension of the rope if necessary, until the crest is easily seem. Notice the crest, c, travels from A to B, where it is reflected back to A as a trough, t." -Avery 1895

Fixed Wave Reflection

"Suport a soft cotton rope several yards long between two fixed supports, as the opposite sides of the…

"Tie one end of a soft cotton rope about 20 feet long to a fixed support, and hold the other end in the hand. Move the hand up and down with a quick, sudden motion, so as to set up a series of waves in the rope, as shown, in which each curved line may be considered an instantaneous photograph of a rope thus shaken." -Avery 1895

Form of Waves

"Tie one end of a soft cotton rope about 20 feet long to a fixed support, and hold the other end in…

"WREATH. A chaplet of two different-coloured silks wound round each other, and placed on the top of the helmet for the crest to rest upon." -Hall, 1862

Round Wreath

"WREATH. A chaplet of two different-coloured silks wound round each other, and placed on the top of…

"WREATH. A chaplet of two different-coloured silks wound round each other, and placed on the top of the helmet for the crest to rest upon. In Heraldry it is usually drawn straight." -Hall, 1862

Straight Wreath

"WREATH. A chaplet of two different-coloured silks wound round each other, and placed on the top of…