This veteran traded in his old muzzle loader from a “Trapdoor” Rifle.
The veteran’s identity and location are not known relating to this real photo post card. The card is not postally used, but does capture the Civil War vet wearing his G.A.R. badge and holding a Model 1884 Springfield trapdoor rifle. Under magnification you can see the new pattern rear sight. He is wearing a cap bearing post wreath with the number “42” within.
The old soldier stands in front of what may be his home, nothing more than a repurposed trolley or some vehicle no relegated to a lot somewhere in the city.
Photo quality is fine. A nice clean image.
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