The English Drummer Boy's Letter - Writing home to Mother after the Victory at Colesberg, S. Africa.

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Title

The English Drummer Boy's Letter - Writing home to Mother after the Victory at Colesberg, S. Africa.

Subject

War, Soldier, Military, Tent, Boy, Letter, Drum, Africa

Description

A stereoscopic image of a British soldier writing home to his mother after the British captured Colesberg on February 28th 1900. One of a boxed set of stereoscope photographs produced for sale to the general public by a professional firm of photographers, Underwood and Underwood. The Second Boer War (1899-1902) was the first war to be covered comprehensively by both film and still photography. This was the result of improved technology in both photographic equipment and printing techniques. The area around Colesberg in the northern Cape Colony saw fierce fighting in early 1900. The Boers withdrew across the Orange River after the end of their siege of Kimberley. Using guerrilla tactics, they continued to harass the British in the area until the end of the war

Publisher

Underwood & Underwood

Date

1900

Rights

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Format

178 mm x 89 mm

Type

Image

Identifier

LS0001

Medium

Albumen print

Accrual Method

Gift

Provenance

Pete Spencer, Bolton, UK, Former Owner

Original Format

Stereograph

Collection

Citation

“The English Drummer Boy's Letter - Writing home to Mother after the Victory at Colesberg, S. Africa.,” Fourtoes, accessed May 23, 2022, https://collection.fourtoes.co.uk/items/show/259.