Bolivian Soldiers, c. 1910.

In this photo is a scene of Bolivian soldiers lined up on a street sidewalk, in very Prussian looking uniforms. They wear spiked helmets with hanging hair plumes. The arm band of the officer standing with sword drawn is a personal sign of mourning for someone recently deceased. A previous owner of this photo mismarked the back in pencil with “Perou.”

Page by Mark Conrad, 2011.