This old India veteran was a soldier twice - one for Queen and country and then for the Lord Almighty. While wears the uniform of the Salvation Army he proudly wears a single claps
1854 India General Service Medal (IGSM). The  Salvation Army's "S" collar badges are just visible beneath his great bushy "mutton chop" sideboards. Interestingly he seems to
have a slight smile on his face and his wife, while more or less expressionless, wears a brightly coloured print dress - his smile and her dress tend to belie the usually quite austere
demeanor that is usually associated with 19th Century members of this Christian charitable organization. He wears a second medal next to the IGSM which is not a military issue
decoration but probably one issued by the Salvation Army.

Carte de Visite
John Nott - Photographer
8 Pittville Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.
c. 1880s