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Photograph by:
McCormick, American, active 1870s  Search this
Subject of:
Colonel John McDonald, American  Search this
9th Cavalry Regiment, American, founded 1866  Search this
albumen and silver nitrocellulose on paper cardboard
H x W (Image and Sheet): 5 7/8 x 4 1/16 in. (15 x 10.3 cm)
H x W (Mount): 6 7/16 x 4 3/16 in. (16.3 x 10.6 cm)
cabinet photographs
albumen prints
Place captured:
Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1875
An albumen cabinet card photograph of Colonel John McDonald, U. S. Army 9th Cavalry Troop D. Captured in studio, posed in front of a veranda backdrop, Colonel McDonald wears a small cap with crossed swords emblem, dark long sleeve jacket, bright gloves, striped trousers, and dress shoes. He stands with his right arm atop a stone-like prop. On either side of him within the backdrop are small stone columns with plant filled pots on top. Within the brown border of the photograph’s card, in light colored ink, is: [McCORMICK ARKANSAS CITY, KAN]. On the reverse of the photographic card are various handwritten inscriptions, to include: [Col. John McDonald / Troops D 9th Calv USA].
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Buffalo Soldiers  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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