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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Shooting for the Duke of Cambridge's prize, Wimbledon 2 Jul 1860

RCIN 2941856

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Prince George, Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), the Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, offered a prize of £50 for breech-loading rifles at ranges of 800, 900 and 1000 yards. The Duke later introduced a new breech-loading rifle for trial in various sections of the Army. In the photograph, the competitors are seen awaiting their turn to shoot.