Posted 4 years ago
This image dates from about 1895- 1910.
The soldier was photographed in Telluride, Colorado.
He wears his uniform and has the addition of a pistol in a gun belt. The weapon was probably the photographers to plus up the "scare factor" on the image.
Telluride has a rich mining history as well as a history of labor disputes. This soldier may have been a state trooper dispatched to the area to help keep the peace.
Reproduction of this image is not authorized.