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Here's an earlier photo of three warriors in armor in 1880, twenty years before the photo above

samurai, samurai old photos, real photos samurai

One of the earlier photos of two samurai warriors in training gear in 1865.  It's amazing to think that a world away, we were in the middle of the Civil War fighting with weapons that were ages more modern.

 

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Another photo from 1865 captures two samurai in what was called firefighter dress.