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Friday, February 17, 2012

Philippine-American War Soldier: To Mrs. D. De Garino, W. Covina, CA



This is another unidentified photograph, except for an address written in pencil on the the reverse of the card:  "Mrs. D. De Garino, 1248 Primeaux, W. Covina, Cal. 91790."  The inscription is fairly recent, as the 5 digit zip code system in the US came into use in July of 1963.

The photograph was taken at "Centro Artistico, Fotografia Espanola, Escolta 9, Manila."  I believe this soldier served in the Philippine-American War (1899-1902) or the Spanish-American War (1898).  I'm a little puzzled by his uniform.  The cap looks to be infantry.  The rest of his uniform is quite basic and doesn't appear to have any insignias.

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