Image – 1860 Parade Of The 79th New York Highlanders


A cut down section of a stereo view showing the 79th New York in one of their earliest parades.

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This partial image is from an original stereo view taken in 1860, at Tryon Row, Manhattan, New York City, show the 79th New York Highlanders in one of their earliest parades. The regiment is seen here wearing their kilts, sporrans, and glengarry caps, with their pipers out in front.

The stereo view was taken by ANTHONY, New York, No. 433 in a series of photographs of New York, etc. The fragment image measures 2.5 x 3.5.

They went to war in 1861, and had a rough time at the First Bull Run.  They were not wearing their Highland garb.

Ex Michael McAfee Collection. Image featured in “Military Images” Vol.VI, No. 1, July- Aug. 1984, and Vol. XI, No. 2, Sept- Oct. 1989.

Beyond being trimmed down from the stereo card, it is in very good condition.