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#1 abqpropguy

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:51 PM

I am not sure if this is pre WWI or post.....I think he is very distinguished! He kinda looks like Pershing?

 

The photo is in a very old frame....I have not taken it apart to see if there is writing on the back.

 

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#2 KurtA

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:44 AM

It's a US Army General Officer in M1902 Full Dress Uniform.  Based on the lack of Federal Campaign Medals, I would date this photo from the 1902 to 1907 time frame.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:10 AM

That is a very photo. I would love to have that uniform in my collection.

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#4 Gil Sanow

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:27 AM

I would agree -- definitely pre 1912 when the new, wider top cap was adopted..

 

I agree, quite possibly NG, though could be pre 1907 when federal campaign medals began to be issued.

 

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:30 PM

I agree....I absolutely love that time period hat!



#6 mconrad

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:33 AM

Probably pre-WWI, but I have learned to be careful with generals in full dress blues, especially if they appear of advanced years. They had a habit of being photographed well into retirement in their old uniforms. So an apparent c. 1910 photo might actually be from the 1920s.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 08:55 PM

I just noticed that when I started this thread I had used photobucket and of course the photos are gone.....thought I would repost them!

I was going to take new photos.....but being in a frame behind glass......I could get nothing but glare.....so back to the original photos.

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#8 Gil Sanow

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 10:53 AM

I own a similar coat, cap, trousers and sash.  (Search USMF postings  for Gen, Charles Bailey)    Buttons appear to be rimless, so are pre 1911 type.  Collar trim differs from the one I own.  Can anyone ID the medals?

 

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 08:12 AM

I own a similar coat, cap, trousers and sash.  (Search USMF postings  for Gen, Charles Bailey)    Buttons appear to be rimless, so are pre 1911 type.  Collar trim differs from the one I own.  Can anyone ID the medals?

 

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Medal on right looks like a MOLLUS Medal.

 

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 10:39 AM

Hmmmm -- could well be. He would have to have been in his 60's by then, and he does look that old. I suspect the other medal is a state award, though perhaps some sort of veteran's org.

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