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photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper on card mount
H x W (card): 6 3/8 × 4 3/16 in. (16.2 × 10.7 cm)
H x W (image): 5 1/2 × 3 7/8 in. (14 × 9.8 cm)
cabinet photographs
gelatin silver prints
late 19th century
A cabinet card photograph depicting a sepia toned image of a uniformed soldier displaying a 10th Cavalry campaign hat in his proper right hand, with a trumpet held by a cord over his proper left arm. There is a round-backed mandolin with 4 double course strings, similar to mandolins in the Neopolitan style, on the seat of the chair beside him and a cartridge belt is draped along the lowest chair rung and the floor. The soldier and chair are in front of a painted studio background. The back of the card is blank.
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
Buffalo Soldiers  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Military  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture