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The daring horsemanship of the dreaded Cossacks.

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Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Army -- Russia -- Cossacks

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1914
Date Issued: 1914
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ARMY-Rus-Cos
Topics
Cossacks
World War, 1914-1918 -- Cossacks
Cavalry -- Russian -- 1910-1919
Horseback riding -- 1910-1919
Soldiers -- Russian
Fords (Stream crossings) -- 1910-1919
Notes
Content : Title from folder.

Content : Illegible artist signature at lower left of image. Printed on border: "As fighters on horseback, the Cossacks have always had a personal ascendency over all other cavalry, and in the Great War of the Nations they maintained that ascendency. This scene shows them standing in stirrups crossed over the saddles and swimming their horses across a river. The Cossacks hold their land by a military service tenure, and are liable to duty for life. Service begins at the age of nineteen and lasts for twenty-four years in three distinct periods. First, there is three years' training in their home settlements, followed by twelve years in regimental headquarters. This second is a "home" furlough period, when the man keeps his horse and equipment ready for service, with a short term of training annually. Then there is a four-year period, when the Cossack is required only to keep his arms and equipment ready for service, with one training term of three weeks. Finally, for five years he is in the Reserves, and is only called upon for war service."

Source note: The Great War : the standard history of the all-Europe conflict : profusely illustrated. The Amalgamated Press Ltd., 1914) Hammerton, John Alexander, Sir (1871-1949), Editor. Wilson, Herbert Wrigley (1866-1940), Editor.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 23 x 32 cm. (9 x 12 1/2 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1742305
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17691991
Barcode : 33333159435276
UUID: e8d82a90-c538-012f-a10d-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1914: Created (Approximate)
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The daring horsemanship of the dreaded Cossacks." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1914 - 1914. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-e734-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The daring horsemanship of the dreaded Cossacks." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 30, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-e734-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1914 - 1914). The daring horsemanship of the dreaded Cossacks. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-e734-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The daring horsemanship of the dreaded Cossacks.