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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

OVP M16

GUSN

GUSN-203694

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Description

General Custer standing beside statue.

Details

Descriptive Terms

memorials
photographs
albumen prints

Inscription

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)

Additional Identification Number

Oversize photograph number OVP0263

Physical Description

1 photographic print : albumen, mounted ; 10 x 8 1/8 inches

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1925-05-27

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.263

Image Dimensions

8 1/8 x 10 (HxW)(inches)

Places

West Point (Orange county, New York state)

Record Details

Material Type

photographs
albumen prints

Other People

Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876

Descriptive Terms

statues

Description Level

Item

Location Note

OVP M16