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Re: Geronimo's last Springfield

Posted by Rick Throckmorton on Thursday, 5 September 2019, at 2:09 p.m., in response to Geronimo's last Springfield, posted by Lawrence F. Nirenberg on Wednesday, 4 September 2019, at 12:52 p.m.

This same rifle (with carbine stock and trigger guard group) appears in at least six photos of three different Apaches of the period. The Apaches are Geronimo, Chato, and Chihuahua, and each appears in a standing photograph and a kneeling or sitting photograph. To me, it is obvious that the rifle is a photographer's prop. The back drop and set of the studio is the same in all six shots. The photos are attributed to period photographer A. Frank Randle, who also sold and distributed them along with a man named Wittuck. He apparently had more than this set as he took many photos of the various groups of Apaches and other tribes of the period.


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