Cavalry Uniform Design

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Cavalry Uniform Design Drawn by Ramón Murillo, August 26, 1804

Mounted forces stationed along the northern frontier of New Spain were known as “leather-jacket” soldiers because of the multi-layered leather coats they wore instead of armour.

Manuscript, gouache in colors, paper.

Usage: Restrictions

Credit: Sevilla. Archivo General de Indias. MP-Uniformes, 81.

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