Cabinet Photograph
Hudson & Company - Photographer
Birmingham, Walsall, Dudley and Wolverhampton, England
c. 1890


From this former soldier's collection of medals I suspect that he may have been a member of the Royal Artillery but this is just a guess. I have no guess at this point as to the
organization to which he may have belonged when he sat for his portrait.


The only identifying clue to his uniformed affiliation is his cap badge and tunic buttons. The cap badge is in the shape of a quartered heater type shield with a rather indistinct design
inside. His buttons bear the same shield but surrounded by a wreath. The fact that both badge and buttons lack a crown would seem to imply that whatever organization was it did not
have official royal sanction. The emblem in question may be associated with one of the municipalities where this photographer operated.