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Title Sepia photo of Black Watch at Malta, on parade with cased colours
Nationality British
Period c 1875
Price £35.00

This sepia photograph, pasted on card cut from a page from a British military album, shows the 42nd at Malta, whence, according to Hart's Army list of 1879, they disembarked in November 1874. They would appear to be armed with Snider/Enfield conversions, which were the rifles in use during their stint in the 1873-4 Ashantee War.

Overall dimensions are 14 x 23cm. The card is damaged at the back and there is a 7cm tear to the bottom right of the image, but nothing that can't be secured with a little TLC! The overall colour is a somewhat yellowed sepia.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Ephemera : Photos : British : 19th Century]


Just to let you know that i have received the Sabre today and it looks great and nothing was damaged in transit. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and the descriptions on your web site perfectly match the condition of the item and i look forward to doing business with you in the future.

D E, UK, 20.01.2017

It arrived today in good order, thanks!

A very nice artifact in excellent condition for it's age.

I greatly appreciate all your efforts.

J C, Canada, 02.08.2014