|Two outstanding cabinet portraits of a member of the City Imperial Volunteers taken in April, 1901 at Pretoria, South Africa during the later part of the Anglo-Boer War. Each is inscribed on the reverse
"To Flo & Alf, with love from Selby". I have made several attempts to identify this soldier using this scant information with no success at this point. Additionally the pair photographs were purchased from a
source in British Columbia which may indicate that this soldier was Canadian, had family there or possibly moved there at some point after the end of the Anglo-Boer War. I am glad that these two images
remained together after entering the collector's market individually since quite often once such images are sold separately they can almost never be reunited.
James Lamb - Photographer
Pretoria, South Africa
|Left: The reverse side of one of the
above photographs show the
inscription to Flo and Alf from
Both images are inscribed in
virtually the exact same manner so
only one is show here. I have taken
his name to be Selby although it
might also be read as Selley.
Another hand added the date - again
the same on both photographs -
April 1901 to the lower left hand
corner of each image's reverse side.