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ca. 1880’s IMPERIAL SIZE CABINET CARD OF A LATE INDIAN WARS MESS HALL DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER – COMPANY ENLISTED MEN ASSEMBLED FOR THE MEAL - EXCELLENT IMAGE CAPTURING A SCARCE HOLIDAY SETTING AT A FRONTIER POST:  This is a scarce image which captures a company of enlisted men gathered in an Indian Wars era frontier post mess hall to celebrate Christmas with the holiday meal.  In addition to documenting the standard furnishing of tables, chairs, mess stools, the wood burning stove which provided the heat, and the crockery and table settings in use at the western forts, this image provides a rare view into the type and style of Christmas decorations of the 19TH Century frontier.  

Measuring 7” by 9”, the image is mounted on photographer’s card stock which measures 7 ¾” by 9 ½”.  The image is in very good to excellent condition with crisp edges, and the mounting card has no damage and only minor edge bumps.     

This is a desirable themed image of a scarce indoor view of the living quarters of the Indian Wars soldier.  (0311)  $300



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