Ordnance is military hardware.

For the sake of this series, the term applies to artillery.

The diverse landscapes of the 48 contiguous United States share one common feature – guns.

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Florissant, MO


In 1997 I noticed a cannon in a residential neighborhood’s pocket park in Richmond Heights, MO.

It seemed an improbable spot for a field artillery piece.

An idea formed. When I travelled for business or pleasure, I sought out the “local ordnance” as photographic subjects.

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Gainesville, FL

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Yuma, AZ


This blog contains at least one representative piece from each of the contiguous forty-eight states.

Thank you for visiting, please explore the portfolio.

Michael DeFilippo

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