Item #18725 25th Infantry Buffalo Soldiers Inscribed Cabinet Card Photograph. 25th Infantry Buffalo Soldiers.

25th Infantry Buffalo Soldiers Inscribed Cabinet Card Photograph

ISP - Inscribed Signed Photo

Buffalo Soldier Signed Cabinet card photograph of Hiram Baker Jr., a black soldier from Company L of the 25th Infantry US Colored Troops, who was stationed at Fort Logan, Colorado. Sepia toned black and white albumen photograph. 4.5" x 6.75". Hiram appears, wearing a long duster, bowler hat, woolen trousers, and a shirt with suspenders. His outfit was typical of the American West in late 19th and early 20th century. The 25th Infantry was one of the original Buffalo Soldier units, and was deployed after the Civil War throughout the American West until the Indian Wars had reached their conclusion in the late 1890s, when most of the troops were transferred to Florida in preparation for war with Spain in the Caribbean. Fort Logan was the home of the 25th Regiment from 1894-1909, making it likely that this photo was taken just before or just after the conflict with Spain. He appears to be standing outside a barracks or similar brick building, despite his civilian dress Baker addresses and signs this photo of himself sharply dressed to friend or possible love interest "Miss Julia Delaney". A rare glimpse into the life of a black soldier in a historic unit. In very good condition.

Item #18725

Price: $2,750.00