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This unidentified corporal, styled on his sash "Chief Ruler", was a member of the Independent Order of Rechabites, a so-called "Friendly Society" organized along fraternal lines that was founded in 1835. Named for the Rechabites of the Old Testament, the society was organized into "Tents" as opposed to the more commonly thought of lodges with each tent presided over by a Chief Ruler, such as the soldier pictured above.

Cabinet Photograph
Mela Ram - Photographer
Peshawar, Cherat & Sialkot
c. 1900

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