Rebels? Yankees? Or something else?

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Rebels? Yankees? Or something else?

Post by Story » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:14 pm

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My apologies if this image has been discussed before, but I didn't find it in any searches.
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Post by Todd » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:16 am

Something about it says 'post-war militia' to me. The uniformity of the equipment, the definition of the caps and large insignia, the piece that looks like a loop on the holster of the right-hand rider (I've seen similar construction on SNY militia holsters circa 1890s), and the formality of the entire scene is almost too composed.

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Post by Story » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:53 am

The possibility of them being Belgian or French WWI was raised.
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Post by DrsRob » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:01 am

Certainly not European. The stirrups are typically North American.

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Post by Story » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:03 am

Then possibly post-Civil War riot duty by state militia/National Guard? Or just a simple parade?
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Post by Trooper » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:17 am

I think what is being seen as a holster is in fact the sabre scabbard and the "loop" is a ring band. Unless they are both lefy handed, the photo is reversed.
Of course none of this helps date it... :D
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