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GENERAL NELSON A. MILES, “Bear Coat” (1839-1925)
  • David Francis Barry, photographer
    1854–1934
    born: Honeoye Falls, New York, United States ; died: Superior, Wisconsin, United States ; active: United States
    Paul Harbaugh, printer, publisher and producer
  • GENERAL NELSON A. MILES, “Bear Coat” (1839-1925), circa 1880s
  • Custer, Prominent Military Structures, and the Men Who Fought the Sioux Wars portfolio
  • Where object was made: United States
  • contact print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17.7 x 11.3 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 15/16 x 4 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.5 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 4 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of David T. Peters
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0279.12
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Caucasian man standing against studio backdrop. Portrait from the knees up. His right hand down at his side, his left is resting on the handle of his sword. He is wearing a double-breasted military uniform with medals on the chest. There is a sash going from his left shoulder to his waist on the right. He has a mustache and white hair that is combed back. He has a ring on his left hand, ring finger.