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G.A.R POST # 385 Honor Guard from Williamsport,Pa. Civil War Veterans Group Photo Circa 1880.
16 Veteran from G.A.R POST # 385 Williamsport,Pa. Civil War Veterans . Honor Guard in an Original Group Photo.
The Honor Guard wears the Buff White Leather belts and the same GAR Star Buckles. One Vet on far right appears to be wearing a GAR Monogram Buckle.
Lycoming County,Williamsport,Pa. Post # 385 was named "Col. S.D. Barrows Post ".
Circa 1880 to 1890's, See the Hardee Hats with Black Plumes & Kepis ! (No later Bolos or Pith Helmets)
Vets Are Wearing G.A.R. Medals, Hat Wreaths,and Holding Original Percussion Rifles.(not later trapdoors) Two Sargent at Arms are holding Swords, and One Super 1/2 Scale Post Parade Canon !!!
Early Original Sepia Tone Photo, on Silver Photo paper measures 8 3/4 X 7 inch on top of the photographer's Studio Board. Housed in a period Home Made Frame, with hand Chamfered Backboard.
Measures : Outer Wood Frame size is 13 1/4 X 11 1/4 inches. Original un-refinished frame with age wrinkles on surface and rough sawn & edge chamfered backboard and original wavy plate glass .
Condition : Photo surface is is excellent overall condition for it's age with gentle sun fading in the upper left and right corners. Resolution is great whereas you can see all the hat insignias and post number 385 clearly on both the lower left & lower right soldier's hats .
Backboard inscribed in Fancy Curly Pencil Script,as seen in the last photo :
Post #385 GAR Col. S.D. Barrows Post
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