U. S. Springfield rifle, model 1873, "trapdoor loader." The rifle belonged to Col. Mathes, Co. I, 18th Tenn. Regt., CSA. The model 1873 trapdoor Springfield was the first-ever standard issued breech-loading rifle for the U.S. Army.
Original members of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Photograph shows 5 male members and seven female members. The title says: "The Jubilee Singers, Original Company from Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., 1871-1882, Eleventh Season."