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GREAT IMAGE OF A SPANISH AMERICAN WAR ERA ENCAMPMENT - SOLDIERS IN FRONT OF THEIR TENT DRESSED IN THEIR FIELD UNIFORMS AND ARMED WITH TRAPDOOR RIFLES - SCARCE SAW ERA FIELD IMAGE:  This cabinet card image of a Spanish American War era encampment capturing five soldiers arranged in front of their wall tents and cots.  The soldiers are dressed in their field uniforms - dark blue wool pullover shirts, sky blue wool trousers, leggings and tan campaign hats - and wearing tan Mills woven looped cartridge belts.   Off to one side, their Springfield Trapdoor Rifles are “stacked”, each fitted with a bayonet.  This is a desirable outdoor view of soldiers on campaign showing considerable detail, as opposed to the standard in-house studio photographs of the period.   

The image, measuring 4” x 4” is mounted on a photographer’s card stock measuring 5 ˝” x 5 ˝”, is numbered “40” in the lower left hand corner and was likely one of a set of images made of a unit’s deployment.  There is no photographer information on the card.  The image has a light sepia tone and is in excellent condition with no damage or scuffing to the image surface and strong edges.   

Fresh from an old estate, this would a nice image to display with a grouping of Spanish American War artifacts.  (0805) $150



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