This adorable pup was the mascot of the 69th New York. His keeper sports a terrific handlebar mustache we think makes him quite worthy of a Mustache Monday entry.
The photo was taken at Camp Black on Long Island, which was formed to support the Spanish American war of 1898. The “Fighting 69th” trained there and elsewhere, but the war ended before they saw action. (More here.)
Stay tuned ‘til later today for a photo of another adorable canine mascot of the 69th.
Photo by William M. Van der Weyde (William Manley), NYPL Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy.