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Dedication of the statue of General George Armstrong Custer, West Point, N.Y., undated

PC001.01.TMP.263 (RS130862)

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General Custer standing beside statue.

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Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date of Acquisition
1925-05-27
Physical Description
1 photographic print : albumen, mounted ; 10 x 8 1/8 inches
Inscriptions
Dedication of the statue of General George Armstrong Custer, West Point New York (handwritten)
Gift of Miss Banks 27 May 1925 (handwritten)
Is Miss Banks related to Gov. Banks, who was a general in the Civil War? He might have been a friend of Custer's when the latter was fighting in the Civil War; previous to the Indian Campaign of 1876?

Gen. Custer

Custer had long hair - etc. The Indian head & bison head carved on the pedestal bears out the idea of the Indian fighter. Where was Custer's home? Could the statue be there? Or near source of his last fight? It seems most likely would be erected in his old hometown. Or was he a West Point graduate? - and could this scene be there?
Florence Viaux's handwritten notes (handwritten)
G.W. Pace
841 Broadway, N.Y. (embossed)
Dimensions
8 1/8x 10(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Oversize photograph number: OVP0263
GUSN
203694
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.263

Record details

Other People
Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876
Descriptive Terms
memorials
statues
Material Type
albumen prints
photographs
Places
West Point (Orange county, New York state)
Location Note
OVP M16

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