Posted 2 months ago
This is a quarter plate ambrotype of two drummers standing with a third friend standing by.
The man on the left is wearing a military bummers cap, while the other two wear civilian style hats. Additionally, the man in the center appears to be wearing a mounted troops shell jacket-- brass collar buttons are visible on the left.
The drums are large military style drums. I really like the brass tack decoration on the one on the left.
I am not sure of the specifics of the photograph-- most likely some sort of recruiting event with new recruits or just "drumming up" new recruits.
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