Girls deliver ice. Heavy work that formerly belonged to men only is being done by girls. The ice girls are delivering ice on a route and their work requires brawn as well as the partriotic ambition to help. 09/16/1918 From the Records of the War Department; American Unofficial Collection of World War I Photographs, 1917 - 1918
A rare image . . . from the look of these soldiers this is a late civil War photo of a battle-hardened company. A company would have started with around 100 men, there were no replacements. After a hard campaign between caualties and disease this is what might be left . . .
Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color
This photo by Alexander Gardner depicts Union Colonel James H. Childs (middle, standing) and several other officers at Westover Landing, Va. in 1862. Childs was later killed at the Battle of Antietam. -- I'm posting this here because the cavalry stationed at Ft Laramie in 1859 would have been similarly dressed