The young uniformed man in this cabinet card portrait appears to be a band member. However, it is also possible that he may be a cadet, a fireman, or a member of some other type of organization. His belt buckle has the letter “C” and the badge on his hat has the number “7”. Hopefully, a visitor to the cabinet card gallery may be able to pinpoint the exact type of unit that this subject represents. The photographer of this image is A. J. Hargrave. At the time of this photograph he was located at 68 West 23rd Street in New York City. To learn more about Hargrave and to view more of his photographs, click on the category “Photographer: Hargrave”.

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  1. This gentleman is actually from the 7th Regiment New York National Guard. The armory was and still is on Park Avenue. He was in company C as shown by his belt buckle. All members of this regiment had uniforms like this one. He was a private at the time this was taken as there are no stripes on his sleeve. The 7 on the cross belt plate and shako are rounded on the lower edge, this is unique to the 7th Regiment NYNG..

  2. Most likely the 7th New York Infantry Regiment, Company C. This was the uniform of the New York Militia. I have seen other examples of this type of uniform.

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