Star Photo, St. Louis, ca 1898, 1898. Soft cover. Very Good+. Item #0411113
Not a book. FOUR CAVALRY CAMP SOLDIERS sit together in front of a tent. They include Corporal Hiram Wood. Dimensions are 4" x 5", and it is a bromide photograph. The photo is affixed to the usual photo backing, the back of which is stamped "STAR PHOTO CO. / 713 N. 8th Street, / ST. LOUIS." Under that printing Cpl. Wood has written, in black ink, "U.S. Cav. My mess mates / Copl. Hiram Wood". In a search on the internet, the only Hiram Wood which appears is a Sergeant, he was with a unit in the early part of the Civil War. A search for Star Photo Co. places it at two other locations in St. Louis between 1910 - 1020. Very good condition with a few tiny flecks. In the faint upper background, one can see the tops & sides of other tents.