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Soldier with pistol and belt from Telluride CO

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Posted 6 years ago

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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.



  1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks for looking walksoftly and vetraio!

  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
    Even if the pistol belonged to the photographer, it has caught my attention as it has a lanyard-ring on the butt. At 1st, I was thinking .44 S&W Russian but the cartridges are too long. Looks familiar. Help somebody!
  3. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    The pistol and gun belt was my reason for buying!

  4. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks for looking bellin.

  5. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks cultcha.


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