Bandsman of the 72nd Regiment of Foot

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Bandsman of the 72nd Regiment of Foot

Photograph from Queen Victoria's photograph album of Drummer John Rennie of the 72nd Regiment of Foot.

He is shown wearing the bandsman's distinctive white doublet with shoulder 'wings' and armed with the brass basket-hilted sword, unique at this time to bandsmen of Highland regiments.

Photographs from Queen Victoria's photograph album 'Crimean Heroes' were to provide inspiration for both French and British military painters for the rest of the century.

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Online ID: 000-000-100-274-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0207: The Thistle at War
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  M.1951.35
Date: 1856
Material: Paper
Dimensions: 208 mm H x 150 mm W
What: Photograph
Subject: Photographs
Who: 72nd Regiment of Foot (British land forces)
Bandsman John Rennie (bugler)
Queen Victoria
Description: 72nd Regiment of Foot - Photograph, a copy from Queen Victoria's photograph album, of Drummer John Rennie.
  • McCorry, Helen (ed.) The thistle at war: an anthology of the Scottish experience of war, in the services and at home. Edinburgh, NMS, 1997 
  • Wood, Stephen The Scottish soldier. Manchester: Archive Publications in association with the National Museums of Scotland, 1987 
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