|A rare hand colored portrait of an unidentified private that has been beautifully tinted by the photographic
studio. Unfortunately this same coloring has obscured the regimental color badges that would have helped in
more positively identifying this soldier's regiment. The gold coloured cap and collar badges seem to indicate a light
infantry regiment and details of these coupled with the blue tunic facings and the Bristol location make me believe
that this man was a member of Prince Albert's (Somersetshire Light Infantry). The has been minor loss to the red
colouring of the soldier's tunic which is of the 1881 pattern.
J.M. Butler late A & G Taylor - Photographer
1 Baldwin Street, Bristol, England