Obviously done as a joke, this small mounted photograph shows a British soldier in shirt sleeves being held in
custody by two members of the Natal Water Police (a harbor and port customs enforcement corps) who are both
armed with
knobkerries. The two giveaways to the true nature of this photograph are the smile on the face of the
right hand constable and the bayonet attached to the belt of the "arrested" British soldier. The setting is equally
interesting as it appears that the photograph was taken on the deck of a large ship a mast of which is seen directly
behind the three men.

Mounted Photograph
3 3/8 inches b y4 3/8 inches (8.5cm x 11 cm)
Unknown Photographer
Probably Natal, South Africa
c. 1900