Victorian military group photo, can't identify, HELP

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Re: Victorian military group photo, can't identify, HELP

Postby Frogsmile » 02 Aug 2016 11:15

Given the general appearance, carriage of arms, civilian clothing, officers sashes across chest, and other comments already made, I would approximate this photo to a date around 1890. This was well within the universal facings period and, as the collars and cuffs are clearly not the English/Welsh white, the Scots yellow, or the Royal, dark blue (contrast insufficient), then I think that the regiment shown is very likely the Connaught Rangers, with their unique (then) green facings for a scarlet-clad regiment. Two of the regimental colours carried appear to be an old style (size), whereas the other two seem to be the standard size of that period.
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