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Interesting Military Photo

Posted by Ernie Brandt on Wednesday, 20 November 2013, at 10:47 a.m.

I have gotten responses from Don, Art, Al, Dick, & Tom on the photo.

The large "watch" may be a scale.

The group would be Quartermasters Core. (No weapons in sight).

Time is post Span-Am.

Photo may have been taken State side.

An enlisted man is wearing a sword, reason unknown.

Here's what I have so far:

Ernie, The "watch" is probably a scale to weigh rations as they are quartermasters?

Thank You Don Harpold -----Original Message----- From: Ernie Brandt Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:13 PM To: Donald Harpold Subject: Re: Interesting photo

Al The "watch" is still a mystery item. I have sent you the reply from Don. At least I now know who the troopers are. I tried to go back to pick up the seller of this item but it is gone from the "sold" file. Ernie

On 11/19/2013 7:15 PM, Donald Harpold wrote:
> Hello Ernie
> Nice photo, the officers cap is the model of 1895, the chevrons on the Sgt's are 1899-1902 and they are Quartermaster, the single top bar is for the company or troop and the three top bars are regimental.
> I can not tell what the "watch" is but it looks to big for a pocket watch?
> So the photo is probably right at the turn of the century and they appear to be a group of quartermasters.
> This info came from a couple of source books and the assistance of Tom Trevor.
> Thank You
> Don Harpold
> -----Original Message----- From: Ernie Brandt
> Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:07 AM
> To:
> Subject: Interesting photo
> Don
> I talked to Dick & Al about this photo. Trying to figure era & who these
> troops might be.
> Check out the "watch" hanging from the belt on the second from left.
> Any ideas as to who/what these fellows were & year of photo?
> Thanks
> Ernie


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