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This c. 1880s carte de visite captures the smiling (surprising for the era) likeness of a guardsman of the Scots Guards. Completely unmarked, the carte may have been made for
commercial sale - a souvenir of sorts - as opposed to a personal photograph of the depicted soldier.

The guardsman is fully outfitted for home service He is armed with a Martini-Henry rifle with a fixed "lunger" bayonet. His equipment is of the 1882 Valise pattern. His "Italian" pattern water bottle is just visible under the crook of his right arm.

Carte de Visite
Unknown Photographer
Great Britain
c. 1880s

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