These two soldiers of an unidentified regiment were part of the British garrison stationed on the southern Atlantic
island of St. Helena during the
Anglo-Boer War. During the war, St. Helena became the home for many Boer POW's.
The man at right wears two good conduct stripes on his cuff.

St. Helena is probably best know as the place of exile for Napoleon Bonaparte after his
final defeat at Waterloo.

The cross-like abrasions that appear on the surface of the photograph are the result of an interaction between the
photograph's emulsion and the glue which the photographer used to attach the photo to the card mount.

Images from remote island locations like St. Helena are rare and not often encountered.

Cabinet Photograph
A. L. Innes - Photographer
St. Helena, South Atlantic
c. 1900