Here are two well-known and rather wonderful images of (mainly) Chargers, photographed back in England in 1855. But in this case, look beyond the swagger, the splendid headgear, medals and the dandy pose conveying effortless ease (art historians call it contrapposto), and check what’s behind them – particularly the fine wrought iron-work supporting the verandah.
The backgrounds are the same, and the photographs were probably taken on the same day. But where? Well, now we know. Continue reading