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    [Texas Rangers]. James C. Barringer Portrait, circa 1886. 4.25" x 6.5". A studio portrait of the Ranger holding an elaborately decorated sombrero. Barringer served in Company "C" under Captain George W. Schmitt. In the spring of 1886, the year this photograph was likely taken, he was with his company in Fort Worth, Texas, protecting the city against violence and the destruction of property in the wake of a railroad strike involving the Knights of Labor union, which headquartered in the city. Inscription on verso reads "James C. Barringer Texas Ranger probably made in Pearsall about 1886." A previous collector has written his name on the verso in modern ink. Provenance: Robert W. Stephens, George Jackson Collection.

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