Although lacking spurs but based upon other details of his uniform (he appears to be wearing white riding britches) this infantryman may well have been a member of a mounted
infantry unit. The long obsolete Enfield Rifled Musket which he holds was undoubtedly a studio prop. The bandoleer which looks to hold a combination of shot shells and large caliber
rifle rounds may also have been on loan to this soldier for the photographic session. His spiked foreign service helmet rests atop the studio plinth on the right.

Cabinet Photograph
Priya Lall & Company - Photographer
Pertabpura & Agra, Punjab, India
c. 1900