A veteran officer of the Crimean War in his coffin, photographed in Banff, Scotland


A very clean cabinet card with a highly unusual photograph of a deceased army officer in his coffin, 1870s. The bearded officer wears a Crimea Medal with two clasps on his scarlet tunic. The buttons seem as though he may have been  member of the Indian Army Staff Corps and his rank badges are partially visible on his collar, dating the image to before 1880. The card is by Rae & Son, Banff. sep2/2   SOLD 16th November 2022