|Mathias Rodrigues Vasques|
I find it interesting that the hat sitting on the chair resembles a U.S. Civil War era hat. It must have been the style of the day globally? I don't know. Any military buffs out there want to comment on this photo? I assume he is an officer because of this picture from the Wikimedia Commons website below.
The description that accompanies this picture is in Portuguese as follows:
"Oficial e soldado do Imperio do Brasil, uniformes da Guerra do Paraguai. Desenhos de Hendrik Jacobus Vinkhuijzen publicados pela primeira vez em 1867."
I used Google Translate to find out what this says. Here's the translation:
"Officer and soldier of the Empire of Brazil, Paraguay War uniforms. Hendrik Jacobus Vinkhuijzen drawings first published in 1867."
Now I need to find out if there are any military records from Brazil that I can research to add to what I already know about Mathias.
Thanks for reading!
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