Thursday, March 6, 2014
Women of the White Mountain Rangers
Members of the White Mountain Rangers, a home guard militia, pose with their spears, c. 1861. Very little information is known about the photograph, but it is probably not a serious military unit. The women seem to have a bit of a uniform going on. A young boy and older male teenager, possibly the acting officer in charge, appear at the far right and far left of the photo. Women in civilian clothing stand on the porch. Gilder Lehrman claims the photograph could have been taken in New Hampshire. By Alexander Gardner.