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Catalog Number 2000.007.001
Object Name Painting
Artist Vann, Bobb
Title 2nd Lieutenant, 9th Cavalry
Date 1992
Medium oil on canvas
Description Several African Americans became army officers during the period of the Old West, including Georgia-born Henry Flipper. This painting by Bobb Vann of Tubac, Arizona, shows a young Black officer on campaign in the Southwest with the famed Buffalo Soldiers.

African American cavalryman with horse.

Several African Americans became army officers during the period of the "Old West", including Henry Flipper and Charles Young. This painting shows a young Black officer on a campaign in the southwest with the famed "Buffalo Soldiers".

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bobb Vann went to Arizona in 1992 to visit a ranch owned by a friend who was a Black cowboy. Vann fell in love with Arizona and moved to Sierra Vista near historic Tombstone.
Dimensions H-41.37 W-29.37 inches
Height (in) 41.37
Width (in) 29.37
Dimension Details 36 (h) x 24 (w) unframed
Imagefile 001\2000.007.001.JPG