Monday, August 27, 2012


Today's picture shows a group of soldiers playing poker in camp. The picture was taken at Camp McKibbin in 1893.


  1. AAH, POKER.
    A game where a man and his money are soon parted.
    I wonder why some people are so good or lucky at that game.
    A little cheating ,maybe.
    A few marked cards maybe.
    A little slight of the hand maybe, like dealing from the bottom of the deck, or second card dealing

  2. Looking at how openly they are showing their hands and letting others stand around looking over their shoulders, I’d like to get in a few games with them. I’d own every Springfield in the camp by sundown.

  3. A fool and his money are soon parted.

  4. Would love heard some of the dialect being spoken!