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VERY EARLY 1903 USMC Marine Corps RPPC from CUBA!!!

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Photographs1320 of 3065Old Photo of a Pacific Ocean Scene.WWI USMC Marine Corps studio photo of young Marine @1917
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Posted 2 years ago

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tlmbaran
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HARD to find, and JUST arrived in the mail today! This Ebay find, a "BUY IT NOW" for $7.00 was well worth the hunt. This 1903 post card shows an enlisted Marine leaning against a wall or building somewhere in Cuba. Clearly shown is his eagle snap cartridge belt, and KRAG bayonet. Hence why I believe this is post marked 1903, and NOT 1908, as by then, the Marine on duty would have been issued the 1903 Springfeild Rifle bayonet. Also he wears the early style Spanish American war era Campaigh hat with E.G.A. attached to front of the hat. Post marked 1903, and shows wear from going through the postal system, still a GREAT & EARLY US Marine Corps RPPC!!

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  1. A2ndChance A2ndChance, 2 years ago
    I thought you may want to read this: I am from Cuba and not far at all from the town where that postcard was sent: Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Is a town on the central south side of Cuba. Is the 8th oldest town in the continent !!!

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