Digitally enhanced picture from cabinet card of private collection.
A gorgeous portrait of an American infantry/cavalry officer. He’s standing proud with his arms crossed, his sword on the side. He’s wearing white gloves and a high collar below his dress coat. He moved ever so slightly, and it seems he has a scar on his nose. I cleaned it up and played with the contrast some, and quite like it this way.
The Indian War officer belt buckle.
The card is blank on both sides, what a pity. No name either.
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Detail of RPPC. 1911. Private Collection.
The pose is great and the young man is the poster boy for a recruitment advert. So I set to research some more about him. If you want to find out how the process went, keep on reading.
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