The braid, ornate collar and cuff embroidery, epaulettes and feathered chapeau worn by this mustachioed officer reminds one of “Old Fuss and Feathers”—Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott. But the identity ofContinue readingAn 1840s Selfie?
A mounted trooper wears an early French dragoon-style helmet with a brass visor and scale chinstrap distinguished by an 1820-style federal eagle on the crest. The uniform suggests a HussarContinue readingHussar Influence
This Pattern 1839 “wheel” cap worn by an unidentified rifleman is unusual for an add-on not typically seen: The glazed linen rain cover and the accompanying cape which extends justContinue readingRainy Day Wheel Cap
A yard sale discovery in Florence, S.C., in the 1980s turned up this circa late 1850s image. In antebellum times, the city comprised part of Darlington District. This militiaman mightContinue readingSouth Carolina Militiaman?