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.
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.
background, the company sergeant can be seen standing in
front of a row of tents.
Measuring 5 ¼”
by 4 ¼”, the image is in very good to excellent
condition with crisp edges, no damage, and very little
wear evident in the image.
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.