This album has 73 photographs taken 1899 - 1904, (most 14 x 20 cm/5.5 x 8 inches), which portray the British side of the Second Boer War in the colony of Natal. Many pictures are credited to photographers 'J.E.M photo' and 'B.W. Caney' (possibly Benjamin William Caney, 1842 - 1918, Durban's first jeweler and an enthusiastic amateur photographer). The album includes portraits of British soldiers, such as Major-General Sir William Fry (1858 – 1934, who later served in World War I and in retirement became Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man). Other images show panoramas of battelfields: the Battle of Colenso, the Battle of Spion Kop, the Battle of Pieters, the Battle of Krantz Kloof, the Battle of Monte Christo; with captions and notes indicating the position of the British Infantry. The second half of the album has snapshots of British military life taken by an unidentified photographer. But a few self portraits indicate he was a soldier in the British Army.
A fine black leather album with 73 clear and well preserved pictures.
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0.167 Cubic Feet (1 volume)