This photograph depicts a member of the Cape Rural Police from around Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape region of Cape
Colony
. Very little information has come to light regarding the Cape Rural Police other than the unit was not liable to
be called up for military service as many other South African police units were.

A special thanks to Mr. Francois Gunter for helping to identify the subject of this photograph.


Cabinet Photograph
Arthur Green -  Photographer
Port Elizabeth,
Cape Colony
c. 1890
Left: An enhanced detail of the
pre-1902 Cape Rural Police
helmet plate in the above
photograph.