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Identification of uniform

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Re: Identification of uniform

Posted: 4 May 2013 9:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Another idea is that the uniform is not his, but a costume provided by the photographer. Many immigrants wanted to send a photo home to their families, and photographers sometimes has costumes or dress up clothes to help impress the folks back home. One of the generalizations that I havea read about Germany at that time was that uniforms were very impressive.

Here are three Hesse - maybe brothers? on the 1870 census, in Minneapolis, it says they are born in Prussia - a part of Germany today.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDHD-Z2T

Fervinant Hesse in household of Willielas Stark, "United States Census, 1870"Name: Fervinant Hesse
Birth Year (Estimated): 1846
Gender: Male
Age (Original): 24y
Race: White
Birthplace: Prussia
Event Place: Minnesota, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Willielas Stark M 53y Prussia
Albertine Stark F 48y Prussia
Ernst Hesse M 32y Prussia
Charles Hesse M 26y Prussia
Fervinant Hesse M 24y Prussia
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bnjhesse 4 May 2013 10:55AM GMT 
leslielacount 4 May 2013 9:19PM GMT 
bnjhesse 5 May 2013 1:08AM GMT 
leslielacount 5 May 2013 3:04AM GMT 
TarynMN 5 May 2013 3:39AM GMT 
bnjhesse 5 May 2013 4:40AM GMT 
TarynMN 5 May 2013 1:07PM GMT 
bnjhesse 5 May 2013 4:09AM GMT 
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