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Picked these up today at a local show. A couple of mid-1870's Marines. The CDV was taken in Paris, so am guessing he was serving with the European Squadron. Interesting this Marine chose a photo studio on Paris's most fashionable street, a far cry from what I normally see. He is wearing the first style of enlisted EGA on the kepi, but that 5 button jacket I have only seen worn by a few Marines on the Asia Station in the early 1880's. The second comes from fellow forum member Scott (great to meet a fellow member) and is very clean tintype of an officer with a very plain studio background. Like the pose. Now to ID him. These are not normally my main focus areas, but I can't resist picking some early stuff if it comes along. Last is a 3 dollar post card showing a couple of young Marine trumpeters. Although the card was mailed with a 1915 postmark, the photo was clearly taken at least 10 years before.

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Beautiful images Dirk and tough to find. Thanks for sharing.


I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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Sweet images!!

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Some really nice USMC early photos !


In Memory of Air Corps Technical Sergeant Carl F. Durfee. He died of wounds on 30 December 1944 while serving in the South Pacific. You are not forgotten.

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JOHN N. DANIELS ---152nd COMPANY C New York State Infantry--- captured 1864 survivor of Andersonville ---- Great-Great-Great Uncle

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1st Sgt Ann Barry, US Army Air Corp WAC World War Two --ETO --- Aunt

Sgt Willam M. Barry, USMC----Pacific World War Two--Father





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Thanks guys!


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How did I miss these?!? Phenomenal...just phenomenal Dirk!


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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I agree, these are beautiful images!

Thanks much for showing these.

Kim


A member of this fine site since December 16, 2006....Member # 60

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Amazing these have lasted all these years, and better yet are no in the hands of somebody who will cherish them.

 

Well done.


Always looking for uniquely marked helmets, WWI and WWII American Field Service items, WWII and earlier USMC items and named or numbered medals and medal groups.


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Thank you all! A number of new discoveries made since I got these I hope to post soon. 


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