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    Posted 2 months ago

    scottvez
    (933 items)

    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.

    My photos do not copy or use in any form without permission.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      Thanks much gate and fort!

      scott
    2. Cisum Cisum, 2 months ago
      Very Nice Indeed To Me!!

      T.
    3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 months ago
      Great military drummers ambrotype Scottvez
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
      Very interesting. I went looking for ‘bummer’s cap’ !!!
    5. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      Thanks vetraio-- the "s" at the end wasn't intended, but somewhat appropriate based on appearance (and some era soldier comments)!

      They are known as bummer caps-- specifically called the "forage cap" in regulations. Similar to a kepi, but usually taller and the top often slopes forward.

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      Thanks tom, cisum and buss.

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      Thanks much ben.

      scott

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