Top: The glass plate negative of an unidentified infantryman for the Anglo-Boer War. In this case the negative is actually a copy negative made by re-photographing a previously
printed photograph. A crease running through the middle of the
copied print can be seen in the image. This image also offers an excellent view if the khaki cloth helmet covers
that were employed by British troops during the war. Also to be noted are the spurs attached to his boots. This indicates mounted duty though he is equipped with what looks to be
standard waist belt ammunition pouches. A mounted infantryman would normally have been issued with an across the shoulder bandoleer to hold his ammunition. Also note the
boot scraper next to the steps behind him.

Bottom: A positive of the glass negative.  

Glass Plate Negative
4 3/4 Inches by 6 1/2 Inches
(Approximately 12 cm x 16.5 cm)
Unknown Photographer
Great Britain
c. 1900
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