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#1 Alec

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:06 PM

This is a photograph of Marine Corps items displayed during the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904. This is the only photograph found to date of the many taken which include all Marine Corps Uniforms and equipment. Finign the other pics would be great sinc ethe 1904 Regs do not include pics. I have a complete list of the captions for the photos but only one picture.

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#2 Corpsmancollector

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:02 AM

Alec,

You never cease to amaze me with all the great documents, photographs and ephemera you dig up. This is a great example!

Thanks for posting and sharing the results of your hard work with us :thumbsup:

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#3 RustyCanteen

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:08 AM

Alec, this is a wonderful photo and I can't believe that it has not garnered more interest.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:57 AM

Missed this, Alec. Great photo! Thanks........Semper Fi......Bob

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:03 PM

My kind of display it's a great photo! :w00t:

#6 p2tharizo

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:34 PM

I wish we could see the others. Beautiful picture, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:57 PM

You always turn up the neatest photos!



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 07:00 PM

Fascinating. Thanks!



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 07:08 PM

Great to see this photo brought up again!

 

While it is a Krag-Jorgenson (with 1901 rear sight) I believe the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition was the first major public demonstration of the M1903 'Rod Bayonet' Springfield rifles, which had accompanied about 50 cadets from West Point (at the time, one of few to be equipped with the new rifle).

 

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