With a portrait of Edward VII taking center stage this photograph offers a remarkable look at this soldier's little corner of the Empire
which he served. Numerous photograph and paper pinwheels decorate the shallow arched alcove that housed this artilleryman's bunk. A
portrait of General Roberts can be made out in the upper right corner of the photograph and an image of a young woman can just be
seen below Roberts photograph at the extreme far right edge of the photograph - and early 1900s version if a "pinup". Lost amid the
decorations are this soldier's Slade-Wallace buff leather belt and braces which hand from wooden pegs at the right and left of the image.
The letters "F" and "G" appear on the upper back wall and these may be this soldier's initials.

A pencil inscription on the photograph's reverse reads: "
Malta Artillery 1900 1911". The bullfighting picture to the left of the soldier
brings to mind Gibraltar and Spain. The photo illustrates the latitude that other ranks were given at the time when it came to decorating
their bunk area of the barracks.


Cabinet Photograph
Unknown Photographer
Malta
c 1905