ca. 1890’s IMPERIAL SIZE CABINET CARD OF A MOUNTED
SOLDIER ON A REARING HORSE - EXCELLENT DYNAMIC SUBJECT
MATTER IN A SCARCE OUTDOOR SETTING:
This is a particularly
nice cabinet card image of a ca. 1890’s soldier astride
his rearing horse. Set in what appears to be a riding
arena, the fully saddled horse is rearing and the way in
which the soldier sits his saddle suggests this pose was
intentionally set up for the photographer.
The soldier is
dressed for cold weather in his caped great coat and
gauntlets. The horse is equipped with a McClellan
Saddle and fitted with the Model 1892 Bridle Bit and a
decorative breast strap. The soldier’s sabre is hung
from the saddle.
reverse of the image is hand inscribed in ink, “Attn F
Victers (sp?) with compliments of Harold Vernon, Troop
C, N.G.N.Y. June 1897”.
Measuring 8 ˝”
by 6 ˝”, this "imperial sized" image is mounted on a
photographer’s card stock embossed with the
photographer’s name and address. The image is in very
good to excellent condition with crisp edges, however
the mounting card has experienced some damage along the
edges, none of which affects the image proper.
dynamic outdoor view of a soldier on a rearing horse 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. (0834) $325