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Please Explain?
Dec 15th, 2019 at 1:08am
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All I can guess is these rifles, (a Krag, a Rolling-Block, and maybe a 'Lever-Gun?), were props at a Photograph Studio, around WW1?

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Re: Please Explain?
Reply #1 - Dec 15th, 2019 at 1:58am
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How did you happen upon these photos? Any other clues?
  
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Reply #2 - Dec 15th, 2019 at 3:57am
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These Photos were printed on Postcard Stock (an old commercial photographer practice to facilitate sending to family and friends).

The photos are for-sale on eBay. There is no provenance in eBay description or markings/writing on photographs.
  
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Reply #3 - Dec 15th, 2019 at 9:17pm
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How many stars on the flag?
  
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Reply #4 - Dec 15th, 2019 at 10:16pm
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It's folded; I can't get a good count.
  
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Re: Please Explain?
Reply #5 - Dec 16th, 2019 at 1:06am
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Clearly not 48; most likely 46. I have one, picked up at an antique store in Hawaii years ago. When I asked the clerk if he noticed anything different about the flag, all I got was a blank stare.
  
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Reply #6 - Dec 16th, 2019 at 1:33am
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Looks like a 46 star to me.
Bottom row of stars is all in a straight line and the third and fourth rows from bottom look to be in line.

So 1908 to 1912.
  
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Reply #7 - Dec 16th, 2019 at 1:34am
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A 46 star U.S. flag would be official from July 4, 1908, to July 4, 1912.

Thanks for the observation on the flag, Dick Hosmer.

I wish I could make out the ship name on the Donald Duck Hat!
  
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Reply #8 - Dec 16th, 2019 at 1:35am
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I vote 46 star. The number of stars in each row of the 46 star flag, starting at the bottom, is 8-7-8-8-7-8. The first three rows from the bottom in the photo (the rows are actually oriented vertical in the photo) is clearly 8-7-8 and I believe is unique to the 46-star flag.
  
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