Thursday, February 17, 2011

Photo Number 453

This is a Real Photo Postcard that was tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks Album.
Extra Postcard Cuba
Extra Postcard cuba back
I have darkened the contrast on the back of the postcard.  I believe it says: A bunch of E Co boys  Guines? ? Cuba 1908

It looks like it was originally 1907 and then someone made the 7 into an 8.

This Real Photo Postcard is a Velox with diamonds in the corners so that indicates that it is from 1907 to 1914.
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Update from Iggy:
When the Cuban president Tomás Estrada Palma was accused of election fraud, he invoked the Platt amendment and requested US intervention. The USA sents in 2,000 Marines and 5,600 Army soldiers (the so-called "Army of Cuban Pacification") to re-occupy the country and military rule extends until late 1908, overseen by Secretary of War, William Taft.

4 comments:

  1. Very interesting. Hope you have a nice day.

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  2. they're all wearing some sort of military hat...I think. The colored man is the only one in the picture, and he sure looks very proud! Very interesting group photo!

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  3. These look like infantry. For the life of me it looks like that says "Tunis Cuba" but Tunis is a country and not located in Cuba. Also, the military was segregated at this time, so that fellow isn't black.

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  4. When the Cuban president Tomás Estrada Palma was accused of election fraud, he invoked the Platt amendment and requested US intervention. The USA sents in 2,000 Marines and 5,600 Army soldiers (the so-called "Army of Cuban Pacification") to re-occupy the country and military rule extends until late 1908, overseen by Secretary of War, William Taft.

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