Col. Porters Men ready to meet Boer Cavalry Charge on Nauuwpoort (Dec 13th), South Africa.

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Title

Col. Porters Men ready to meet Boer Cavalry Charge on Nauuwpoort (Dec 13th), South Africa.

Subject

War, Military, Soldier, Firearm, Africa

Description

A stereoscopic image of lines of British troops, with bayonets fixed, await a Boer attack at Naauwpoort, 13th December, 1899. One of a boxed set of stereoscope photographs which was 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; cameras were more portable and magazines started to reproduce half-tone photographs. Naauwpoort, a strategic railway junction in the northern Cape Colony, was the scene of fighting in late 1899 and early 1900 as the British tried to break the siege of Kimberley.

Publisher

Underwood & Underwood

Date

1900

Rights

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Format

178 mm x 89 mm

Type

Image

Identifier

ST0006

Medium

Albumen print

Accrual Method

Gift

Provenance

Pete Spencer, Bolton, UK, Former Owner

Original Format

Stereograph

Collection

Citation

“Col. Porters Men ready to meet Boer Cavalry Charge on Nauuwpoort (Dec 13th), South Africa.,” Fourtoes, accessed May 23, 2022, https://collection.fourtoes.co.uk/items/show/264.