John Martini analysis (4/14/09): "A U.S. Army soldier
in full dress uniform. Probably from the Presidio. It's hard to read
the insignia but he appears to be wearing corporal's stripes. Also,
the light colored bands on his hat and sleeves might have been
yellow, which is the color associated with Cavalry troops.
(Artillerymen wore red trim and Infantry soldiers wore blue, both of
which would have photographed darker.)"
analysis: There seems to be a special occasion about to
start there, as they are decorating the teahouse with American
flags. My estimation of date for this photo is February or March
1915 - possibly opening day of ppie?
Image courtesy of Judy Cash Collection