Buffalo Soldier Cabinet Card by O.S. Goff, Fort Custer, Montana, circa 1880s

Cabinet card of an unidentified Buffalo Soldier. O.S. Goff: Fort Custer, Montana, n.d., circa 1880s. Imprint on verso. Photographer Orland Scott Goff (1843-1912). The soldier stands with one hand on his hip, wearing uniform including kepi with insignia.

The background and pose featured here are identical to another photograph sold as Lot 32 in Part I of The Road West, featuring an identified member of Company D, 25th Infantry Regiment. Two companies of the 25th Infantry were stationed at Fort Custer starting in May 1888. In addition to the images from this collection, another 25th Infantryman from Fort Custer photographed by Goff is housed in the Library of Congress (LOT 14024, no. 23 [P&P]).


Image with some spotting, soiling, and wear to edges and corners. Mount with some spotting, soiling, and wear to edges and corners. Verso with penciled collection numbers/codes along upper edge, spotting, and residue.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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