Looking as battered as the subject's well worn campaign hat, this cabinet photograph is a classing example of subject matter overriding condition. The subject is an unidentified private
of an unknown regiment who chose to proudly pose for the photographer in the almost shapeless slouch hat and uniform he appears to have worn while on active service in South Africa
during the Anglo-Boer War. It is quite possible that this man was in all actuality no longer serving with the colours but choose to put on his old uniform for the photographic session
commemorating his receipt of his double clasped Queen's South Africa Medal.

Cabinet Photograph
Barcroft & Crabtree - Photographers
Burnley Nelson and Bacup, Lancashire, England
c. 1902