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Title
Ein afghanischer Soldat
Names
Mercier, engraver (Wood engraver)
Collection

Wallach Division Picture Collection

Army -- A-L

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1847
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ARMY-(A-L)
Topics
Rifles
Soldiers -- Afghan
Genres
Costume prints
Notes
Source identifier: 11660 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Hand coloring
Extent: 23 x 15 cm (9 x 5 3/4 in.)
Description
This soldier carries a typically Afghan weapon, a traditional musket with a crooked stock called a "jezzail". The gun's long barrel made it very accurate in the hands of Afghan sharpshooters. Many of these weapons were over a century old, having been made by master gunsmiths and decorated with filigree and inlay by equally skilled metal workers.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17691919
Barcode: 33333159417639
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d3be9610-c536-012f-51f2-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1847: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ein afghanischer Soldat" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1847. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-092f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ein afghanischer Soldat" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 20, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-092f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1847). Ein afghanischer Soldat Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-092f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Ein afghanischer Soldat