Adolph Joseph Siedle - Photographer
48 Queen Street, Cardiff & 29 High Street, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
Capturing the Victorian's overriding sense of sentimentality, this photograph by German-born Adolph Joseph Siedle depicts a young soldier (possibly a member of the Imperial Yeomanry)
shaking hands with a male relation, probably his brother. The staged scene was probably intended to capture the parting moment just prior to the soldier's departure for South Africa and the then
raging Anglo-Boer War.