Posted 10 years ago
This cabinet card depicts a young member of the Company K, 16th Infantry.
He is fully decked out with a Krag rifle and bayonet. On his hip is his canteen and he has a blanket roll across his shoulders.
His canteen and blanket roll are marked with "K, 16" with crossed rifles and the number "43". Additionally his hat has "16, K".
He also has a wrap on his wrist and bottom finger-- possibly a wound or injury to his little finger.
Based on the uniform and flag, I would suspect this is Spanish American War era (1898).
The 16th Infantry particpated in the assault on San Juan Hill and later was part of the occupation forces in the Phillipines.
There is not any photographer's information on the image-- probably made in theater.
Reproduction of this image in any form is not authorized.