|Looking decidedly unhappy with his situation, this young boy appears to be wearing a tiny version of a lieutenant's (or captain's depending on how one interprets his shoulder strap pips
and tunic cuffs) uniform complete with sword. One might suspect that his rank mirrored that of his father. His hand rests on a bottle of J. T. Morton's Preserved Provisions. While this
may appear to be an early example of so-called "product placement" the bottle was probably being used by the photographer to help keep the child's hand occupied and still during the
photographic session. This problem of photographing a fidgety child is evident in the little soldier's blurred left hand and slightly blurred face.
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P. Klier - Photographer
Rangoon, British Burmah