|Although "Incident at the Rear Window" is my title for this hand tinted but otherwise unmarked stereograph there is little doubt
that this image depicts what was in all likelihood a comedic episode from part of a larger series of stereographs. While one can only
guess at to what was actually going on in this theatrically staged scene it would probably have been well known to contemporary
Based on the flat light gray mount this stereograph dates from sometime in the 1850s. This is also confirmed by the c. 1856 style
uniform being worn by this soldier. He appears to be wearing the "Second Albert" pattern shako and the 1856 pattern tunic. His
Enfield musket rests rather casually against the window sill that frames the woman in the scene.
Hand Tinted Stereograph