A few years ago I had come into my posession a very old framed photograph that i immediatly recognized what it was and i donated it to our local museum.
It was a photo of two buffalo soldiers and an officer. Green with age but easily recognizeable.
One of the curators ( a very pleasant afro-american lady) asked me why i wanted to donate such a priceless artifact?
Its a part of history and all soldiers need to be represented, not just the rich white generals!
And a piece of important history needs to be in a museum for all to see, Not in the hands of a private collector!