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Title Sepia photo of an Italian mountain battery
Nationality British
Period c 1880-90
Price £40.00

This sepia photograph, pasted on a card page torn from a British military album, shows a battery of Italian mountain artillery in front of their barracks - 'Caserma Alfonso La-Marmora' (Rome). They appear to be in tropical kit, as many of them are wearing white foreign service helmets, with saddlery, ammunition boxes and guns in the foreground.

The dimensions of the photo are 22.5 x 17cm. Apart from some distortion of the image due to the buckling and shrinkage of the card and a little fading, the image is still quite sharp. The overall colour is a somewhat yellowed sepia. There is a little abrasion to the background at the top right hand corner.

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[Ephemera : Photos : British : 19th Century]

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Many thanks for sending the Troddels to me. I was very pleased that they were in the fine condition that you described.

J G, UK, 24.05.2010

The pommel arrived safely today... It's a nice little object and really quite tactile... As usual, it was a pleasure to do business with you and I look forward to finding something else in your stock to tempt me.

J M, UK, 09.05.2009

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