By: usermattw

Feb 05 2019

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Category: Men


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What it is:

Real photo post card measuring 3.25 x 5.25 inches.


What I know about it:

The paper manufacturer’s insignia on the back (Cyko, with hollow letters and no box) narrows the date range to 1915-1919.  Otherwise no information.



I’m definitely not a uniform expert, but from what I can tell, this is an American army cavalry uniform from World War One, in a photo from that time.  It took a while for me to reach that conclusion, because the fact that he appears to be Asian launched me into researching the uniforms of other countries first.  I then started to go down a rabbit hole of research into the roles of Asians in the US Army, but decided I’d better just post this picture so I could move on with my evening.  As always, please feel free to correct any errors in this, or contribute any information you might have about what we’re looking at here.

4 comments on “Doughboy”

  1. I’ve a nice civil war union soldier I need to send you.

  2. Just the share publicly, someone (whom I will keep anonymous, as I don’t know their feeling about being named) from the local WWI historical society contributed this tidbit: “It’s a U.S. Army Uniform, but I don’t think it’s a cavalryman. He would have crossed swords as his collar insignia.”

    • Oh, thanks for this. I’m sometimes bad about updating when I get new information. And thanks for contacting your source in the first place. Much appreciated.

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