|Ths cabinet photograph appears to show three male generations of an Ilford, Essex family for around 1900. My guess is that
the young Royal Artillery Gunner was photographed with his father (standing right) and his grandfather seated center in the
place of honor.
A recent looking pencil notation on this photograph's reverse side reads: "Essex Artillery Volunteers". While this soldier may
well have been a member of that volunteer organization there is nothing in his uniform or accouterments that would lead my
untutored eye to confirm this. He appears to be armed with a Martini Henry carbine and the sword bayonet issued to gunners.
His Oliver pattern water bottle is partially visible.
Art Photographic Co. - Photographer
1st Albans Garden, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex, England