Buffalo Soldier William H. Ross, 24th Infantry, Cabinet Card, Fort Douglas, Utah, 1899

Cabinet card portrait of Buffalo Soldier William H. Ross, Co. B, 24th Infantry Division. Matson: Salt Lake City, Utah, [1899]. Imprint on recto, with handstamp and ink inscriptions on verso, reading, in part, "Fort Douglas / March 15, 1899. / William H. Ross. / Co. B 24th. Inf." Seated, Ross wears a sack coat and gazes off-camera.

Newspaper clipping included in lot features article titled, "Ex-Rough Rider Taken By Death," detailing the service history of William H. Ross (1877-1950), "who served with Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders in the Spanish-American war [sic], and who took part in the battle of San Juan hill..." He enlisted with the 24th Infantry Division in Columbus, Ohio in 1898 until he was discharged in 1901. Of his life after the war, the article only mentions that he "worked in the west for three years" after being discharged, was preceded in death by his wife, and was survived by ten children.


Image with some light finish loss (where image has rubbed against something), spotting, and wear to edges and corners. Mount with some soiling/discoloration in a few areas, wear to edges and corners (including noticeable finish loss to a few places along bottom edge), and ink markings including several arrows and the word "Papa" at lower right. Mount verso with pencil inscriptions and spots of discoloration. 

Newspaper clipping with ink and pencil markings to upper and right edges.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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