Although the image is somewhat faded and spotted, this young man appears to have been a member of the Grenadier Guards. The photograph what intended as a Christmas greetings
card and was created by rephotographing an existing Christmas themed image that bore the message "
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." after embellishing it
with the addition of 'snow' covered foliage of ferns and ivy.

Cabinet Photograph
Lionel Bartram - Photographer
305 Commercial Road, Landport, Portsmouth, England
c. 1890s