|An unusual and not often encountered image of three United States soldiers taken at Camp Wallace in the Philippines sometime
around 1910. The date is approximate based upon the style of uniforms in this case the 1908 pattern summer service uniforms.
Although the men all wear the required collar insignia these badges are indistinct and it is impossible to identify to which regiment
they may have belonged. All three men are armed with 1903 Springfield rifles. The outstanding detail of the photograph are the
men's M1889 tropical service helmets.
Camp Wallace was established on Luzon as a cavalry base in 1903. Around the approximate date of this photograph both the 7th
and 8th U.S. Cavalry were stationed in the Philippines though I have also come across information indicating that various infantry
regiments were also stationed at Camp Wallace around this time too. The Sergeant wears an early style sharpshooters qualification
badge while the soldier in the center wears what appears to be a type of marksman badge. He also sports some sort of ribbon
device that hangs from the flap button just below the other badge.
5 3/4 Inches by 7 7/8 Inches
(14.8cm x 20 cm)
V. Paredes - Photograper
Camp Wallace, Luzon, Philippine Islands