Photographs, unidentified army soldiers

Photographs, unidentified army soldiers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: M.D. Mitchell & Co..
Title: Photographs, unidentified army soldiers
Dates: circa 1890s
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms3385

Biographical/Historical Note

M.D. Mitchell & Co. were photographers located at 17 1/2 Hill Street, Griffin, Georgia. These two images seem to be post-Civil War and are possibly from the Spanish-American War. The style of hat is praticularly remarkable in this regard and indicates these officers and soldiers were or had participated in the War of 1898. It should be noted that both of these photographs appear to have been taken in Georgia. One of the two most certainly has civilians in the background, as women appear to be in the image, along with non-cavalry horses.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a pair of photographs depicting unidentified army soldiers. One photograph shows nine officers, several reading, seated on camp stools before tents in a pine grove. The other photograph shows kneeling and supine soldiers with rifles on a firing range, a large crowd of onlookers in the background. The photographs are each 4 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, mounted on card stock. Stamped on the verso of each is: "M. D. Mitchell & Co. / Photographers / 17 1/2 Hill St. / Griffin, Georgia."

Index Terms

Black-and-white photographs.
United States. Army. -- Military life--Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Photographs, unidentified army soldiers. MS 3385. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing