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General Custer standing beside statue.
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?
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)
841 Broadway, N.Y. (embossed)
Oversize photograph number OVP0263
1 photographic print : albumen, mounted ; 10 x 8 1/8 inches
General photographic collection
8 1/8 x 10 (HxW)(inches)
West Point (Orange county, New York state)
Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876