John Moses Browning, born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of military and civilian firearms, cartridges, and gun mechanisms, many of which are still in use around the world. Wikipedia  Born: January 23, 1855, Ogden  Died: November 26, 1926  Without his revolutionary inventions we very likely would be speaking German in the US.

John Moses Browning, the firearms designer and namesake of the Utah state gun.

On Oct. 16,1859, abolitionist John Brown led the attack on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. Brown, a minister and fierce opponent of slavery, sought to obtain weapons from the arsenal to defeat the slaveocracy in the South. The raid, which some consider the opening battle of the Civil War, was unsuccessful. John Brown and his men were captured and executed.

John Brown portrait, 1859 - John Brown (circa abolitionist and leader of the Raid at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia in 1859

A quick, writing prompt 'Was #JohnBrown - An American Terrorist Or True Patriot? #causesofcivilwar

John Brown - An American Terrorist Or True Patriot

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+   John Brown sits for a portrait c. 1850.  He was the personal attendant to Queen Victoria who often stayed at Balmoral, her Highland retreat, after the death of her beloved Prince Albert in 1861.  The Queen and her ghillie John Brown became such close friends that their relationship caused scandal throughout the court and government of the time. Brown served with her for 18 years before he died at Windsor.

Antique Photograph: John Brown sits for a portrait c. He was the personal attendant to Queen Victoria who often stayed at Balmoral, her Highland retreat, after the death of her beloved Prince Albert in

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and John Brown (1826-1883) - Her reign of 63 years and 7 months, which is longer than that of any other British monarch and the longest of any female monarch in history. The exact nature of John Brown's relationship with Victoria was the subject of great speculation by contemporaries, and continues to be controversial today.

Queen Victoria, mount and John Brown. Her horse looks like a sturdy, sane pony.

Queen Victoria's mourning brooch for John Brown. He had faithfullyserved the Queen for 18 years at the time of his death.

Child of John Brown & Margaret Leys of Scotland, servant & friend of Queen Victoria John Brown on a mourning brooch worn by Queen Victoria for him. He had faithfully served the Queen for 18 years at the time of his death.

"Just before the close of the meeting, John Brown, who had sat silent in the back part of the room, rose, lifting up his right hand, saying, "Here, before God, in the presence of these witnesses, from this time, I consecrate my life to the destruction of slavery!"

John Brown daguerreotype, On Oct. hoping to start an armed slave revolt, American abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

Portrait of John Brown  commissioned by Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria's very good friend and servant.

John Brown Dec Mar Scotland by unknown Artist. He was Queen Victoria’s (Alexandrina Victoria) May Jan UK trusted servant & friend who did much to bring her out of seclusion after Albert's death. He was the Child of John Brown & Margaret Leys Scotland.

The famous John Brown, friend of Queen Victoria. An all around interesting guy. Queen Victoria was buried with a ring that he gave her. He helped her deal with her deep mourning for Albert.

The famous John Brown, friend of Queen Victoria. An all around interesting guy. Queen Victoria was buried with a ring that he gave her. He helped her deal with her deep mourning for Albert……PLUS A LITTLE DILLY-DALLYING ON THE SIDE…….

Queen Victoria with John Brown her personal servant. Oh his deathbed the Queen's chaplain Rev Norman Macleod confessed to marrying Queen Victoria and John Brown in a secret service. Queen Victoria asked for various items that had been given to her including letters between them and a ring that Brown had given to her belonging to his mother to be placed in her coffin.

Queen Victoria, photographed by GeorgVictoria and John Brown at Balmoral, 1863 Photograph by G. Wilsone Washington Wilson - Queen Victoria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

'The Last Moments of John Brown', oil on canvas painting by Thomas Hovenden - John Brown (abolitionist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Brown painting lesson plan from the Met. A prisoner in arm cuffs exiting the front door of a house, leaning down to kiss a baby in the arms of a woman; on the street, armed guards line the entrance to the stoop of the house.

Queen Victoria's Mr. Brown and dogs

Victoria's secret? New evidence shows Queen Victoria married her Scottish groom and bore him a secret daughter who was spirited to America

Specializing in metal and inspired by nature, artist John Brown transforms spare bits of scrap into quirky animal sculptures

Specializing in metal and inspired by nature, artist John Brown transforms spare bits of scrap into quirky animal sculptures. How absolutely stunning!

John Brown (abolitionist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Brown Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.) d’Ole Peter Hansen Balling

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+   Informal portrait of John Brown with Queen Victoria's Dogs.  Balmoral c. 1880

(Antique photograph) Informal portrait of John Brown with Queen Victoria's Dogs, Balmoral, c.

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