British officers on a furlough expedition in Northern India, circa 1875


An attractive 8¼ x 6 ins well toned photograph taken in a distinctive but unidentified area in northern India with timbered cabins built into a steep hillside. In the foreground two British officers are relaxing with their dogs. To the left a servant polishes riding boots while, to the right, a syce attends a pony. Their swords and service revolvers lean against the side of their cabin. The photograph is on a card page from an old dismantled album which had pictures of families including Saward, Bourdillon, Fulton, and Maisey. The absence of guns, skins, or trophies suggest this may have been something other than the usual big game hunting trip.   Probably 1870s. mar21/2

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