Identified on the reverse side as Fritz Vesterling, this trooper of the Schutztruppe für Deutsch-Südwestafrika posed in a rather informal way when compared to the much more martial
poses generally seen in Gemran colonial troops from the same time period. Holding a rather well worn guitar. Trooper Vesterling's boots are covered with the local Windhuk dust. He
wears the late and rather plain Kord Litewka/Feldrock pattern corduroy uniform and a cord visored field cap. Although identified due to the limited information available nothing else is
known about the guitar-strumming Fritz Vesterling.

Cabinet Photograph
Herman Schütze - Photographer
Windhuk, Deutsch Südwestafrika
c. 1900