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Joseph Cundall (1818-1895) & Robert Howlett (1831-1858)

Three Soldiers of the Coldstream Guards 1856

RCIN 2500203

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This is part of a series of photographs of soldiers taken for Queen Victoria in the summer of 1856, after the men had returned to England at the end of the Crimean War. The Queen gave specific instructions as to how the groups were to be photographed. Regimental group photographs, showing three or four of the most distinguished and handsome men, were to be taken as soon as possible, as the Queen was afraid that they would shave or otherwise change their war-like appearance.