The last 2 posted are from my collection I watermark anything i own and mark anything i dont with the propper markings These are from very small photographs about 2 inches tall so the quality isnt that great,but i got what i could from it with my scanner
They came into my posssion when i got some Fort Riley(papers and documents belong to Arthur K Whitehead as CO of 129th Cavalry Sqn about 6 years ago.Whitehead as some of you may know is ex of the 26th Cavalry Regiment. I have posted these photos before on another website (www.militaryhorse.org) but as far im aware they havent been posted before and to my knowledge havent apeared in any books.
I know one of the photos isnt 26th but hey,i cant imagine there is too much more out there.
Hope you enjoy them
The one of the cavalrymen apears to be from the same series as the Life pictures
Post by legionnaire on Oct 20, 2009 11:18:58 GMT -5
Capt. John Wheeler with Filipino Sgt.wearing wool shirt (on both photos) of a MG Troop following behind both photos in columns of two's.
- The same slightly taller height of the "tall cogon grass" as the horse and rider next to it on both sides of the river banks were column wading across are identical, specifically the right side brushes are dead on identical.
- roughly the same shallowness of the river as you see from the lower legs of the horses it's depth, with the same the stream direction left to right with the wake of the splashes both from the same direction,
- same background hill in the distance just from two different angles and similar cloud light formations.
- And both have the identical daylight conditions. The sun hitting the riders on their front left,
- same angle of highlight glare on their helmets with the cast shadows falling on their right shoulders on both photographs.
It's another closer lower angle taken by Life magazine photographer Carl Mydan's.
Post by jnmodeller on Nov 27, 2009 10:15:06 GMT -5
Finally my boots arrive, the add said ORIGINAL WWI OR WWII OFFICERS BOOTS, 11 1/2 tall, it really looks old but i notice two things the lace is not rounded and the inner side has hooks i know it should have holes only, any comments.
Thanks guys, im thinking of replacing the hooks to holes on the inner side for the accuracy of the impression or leave it as is to maintain the authenticity of the item, just use it as is, the shoe maker said its an antique. any suggestion.