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Gunner 87
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Hello. I wonder if any member could advise on the likely regiment or date of the portrait. The soldier is believed from Pennsylvania and research suggests the cap badge maybe that of the Pennsylvanian National Guard. That said, there does not appear to be a letter on the bottom of the badge as per the second image. In addition, is this likely WW1 or earlier looking at the cap, tunic and collar badges. All relevant images I have found are soldiers wearing the brimmed 'dough boy' style hat.

 

any opinions or suggestions would be welcome.

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After further research the following appears likely.

 

The insignia on the collars date the image between 1904 and 1910 when discs were introduced. Further to this, the 'stand / fall' collar was issued after 1906 so predates the 1911 tunic designed with 'stand only' collars, the pattern the US issued when entering the in 1917.

 

Any comments or differing opinions still very welcome.

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