Rare 100 Year-Old Colour Portraits Of New York Immigrants - Daily American Buzz

Rare 100 Year-Old Colour Portraits Of New York Immigrants

“Cossack Man”, c. 1906–1914

“The Cossacks were famed soldiers that by the time this photograph was taken had evolved into a military class that numerously served as border guards or police. A Cossack soldier was required to provide their own arms, horses and uniform at their own expense. The gentleman here is most likely from the Ussuri Cossack Host, characterised by his papakha lamb-wool hat and the green cherkesska coat accented in yellow. The coat features a number of pouches to house gazyri, traditionally metal powder tubes for early firearms.”

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