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A fine study of a young mounted officer of an unidentified regiment. The photograph appears to have been taken outside a barrack building in or around Belfast about 1900.


The photograph may have been taken just prior to his deployment to South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War.


He appears outfitted in foreign service order and wears a late pattern foreign service helmet with the squared-off rear peak. The fact that he wears his sword attached to his Sam Browne belt via a frog instead of to his saddle may indicate that he was an infantry officer or he did not anticipate being photographed that day.

Cabinet Photograph
John Owen, Magdala Studio - Photographer
Belfast, Ireland
c. 1900

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