Although I have attributed the corporal in this cabinet photograph to the mounted infantry, he could very well have been a member of the Imperial Yeomanry or possibly a trooper of a
South African colonial unit. Completely unmarked as to location or photographer and in relatively poor shape (it looks as if it may have been carried by the man while on campaign) the
photograph's most interesting element is the man's walking out stick which looks to have been fashioned to resemble a traditional African fly swatter. What appears to be horsehair
has been carefully braided around the top of the stick in a rather picturesque but overly long and not very function way.


Cabinet Photograph
Unknown Photographer
South Africa
c. 1902