Wearing a profoundly melancholy expression or perhaps just bored with the goings on that he is part this young
man certainly seems relaxed with his part in this photographic session.  Boer War-era images of children dressed in
Imperial Yeomanry uniforms while rare seem to have be quite popular. This practice hearkens back to the
American Civil War when it became the height of fashion to photograph male children in the colorful uniforms of
Federal or Confederate
Zouave volunteers or the more general practice of dressing boys in sailor suits.

Carte de Visite
E. W. Roberts - Photographer
5 & 7 Royal Arcade, Cardiff, Wales
c. 1900