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Two young boys costumed for what must have been a celebration of the Relief of Mafeking during the Anglo-Boer War in 1900.

These two lads wear what could be described as clown costumes made from Union Jacks topped off with an Imperial yeomanry-styled slouch hat the side brim of each being held in place by a Baden Powell pin back and ribbon rosette. One wonders exactly how they may have felt being outfitted in this manner.

Cabinet Photograph
H. Seaman & Sons - Photographer
High Street, Chesterfield, England
c. 1900

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