A SAILOR AND HIS GUN ON DECK IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

 

A nice looking young sailor poses for his portrait at the Rembrandt Studio in Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is a seaport and the sailor was likely in town on leave. While visiting the area he decided to capture his likeness at the studio. Perhaps he sent the resulting photograph to his family or girlfriend. He, or the photographer, chose an appropriate background for the portrait. The sailor is depicted aboard a ship, in uniform, and holding a rifle with a bayonet. The lettering on his sailor cap can only be partially  read. The word “squadron” is proceeded by an unknown word which probably is the name of an area of the world where his ship was assigned. Perhaps a visitor to the cabinet card gallery can identify the sailors naval unit and rank. Research yielded no information pertaining to the Rembrandt Studio.   SOLD

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Published in: on September 30, 2021 at 12:01 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. Look for Asiatic Squadron for history.
    The rifle should be a Lee rifle

    • Thank you for the references. This photograph has a lot of interesting history surrounding it.


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