Postcard of soldiers inspecting horses

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Published by
Unidentified
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Dort, Henry R., American, 1857 - 1927
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with ink
Dimensions
H x W: 3 7/16 × 5 3/8 in. (8.7 × 13.7 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
photographic postcards
Place used
Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States, North and Central America
Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 1909
Description
This real photo postcard depicts a black and white image of men inspecting horses. The photograph is taken from behind the horses. They are all lined up in a row and most of the men are standing in between them. Just right of center, a young boy is standing behind a horse and is looking at the camera. Two houses, several tents and tall trees are visible in the background. On the back of the postcard the word [POST CARD] is printed at the top. The words [CORRESPONDENCE HERE] and [NAME AND ADDRESS HERE] divide the back into two sections. Handwritten text on the left reads [This one does nt / require an envelop. / I [illegible] its very / good of the Colored / troops taken while grooming / their horses / Don't you miss me? / I hope Cora is n't so tired / out she can't continue making / good things for you to eat.]. The name [Nellison] is handwritten in the margin. Handwritten text on the right reads [Henry R. Dort / Roxbury St / Keene / N.H.]. The green postage stamp in the top right corner features an image of Benjamin Franklin. At the top center a black stamp reads [WINCHENDON / OCT 2 / 7- AM / 10 09 / MASS.].
Topic
African American
American West
Correspondence
Labor
Military
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.37.35.14
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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