|A tobacco label showing the deaths of Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill, 24th Regiment, in the bloody aftermath of the
Battle of Isandlwana during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Although no credit is noted this lithograph is based upon a
drawing by noted British war artist Charles Fripp.
It is interesting to note the mis-spelling of Melvill's name with an "e" at the end of it. Also notable is the interesting
spelling of Isandlwana as "Isandlwhana". This place name's English spelling has changed over the years but this is
the only example of this rather strange rendition I have encountered.
10 1/2 Inches by 10 1/2 Inches
(26.5 cm x 26.5 cm)
British/American Tobacco Co., Ltd.
Litho by A. Hoen & Co. Inc. Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.