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Privates of the 72nd Regiment of Foot, on return from the Crimea

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Privates of the 72nd Regiment of Foot, on return from the Crimea
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These men are private soldiers of the 72nd Regiment of Foot, also known then as the Seaforth Highlanders. These uniforms, of Prince Charles Edward Stuart tartan trews with scarlet doublets, were their combat dress.

The picture shows Private John Davidson (Grenadier Company), Private William Noble (Battalion Company), and Private John Harper (Light Company).

This is a type of photograph called a 'platinotype'. It was taken by Cundell and Company of London, by order of Queen Victoria, on the return of the Highland regiments from the Crimea.

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