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ca. 1896 CABINET CARD OF A MOUNTED OFFICER IN THE FIELD EXCELLENT SUBJECT AND AN UNUSUAL OUTDOOR IMAGE:  This is a particularly nice cabinet card image of a late Indian Wars Spanish American War officer standing with his saddled horse on the edge of a bivouac area.  The seasoned veteran officer is definitely dressed for campaign with the upturned brim on his hat and the woven cartridge belt and holstered pistol.   

The saddle appears to be a Model 1896, issued concurrently with the Spanish American War, but in use at the posts on the western frontier as well.   

In the background, the company sergeant can be seen standing in front of a row of tents.   

Measuring 5 by 4 , the image is in very good to excellent condition with crisp edges, no damage, and very little wear evident in the image.   

This desirable outdoor view of an officer on campaign and showing this amount of detail of his uniform, personal equipment and horse equipment is considerably more unusual than the standard in-house studio photographs of the period.  (0333)  $395

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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