1897 in England
Robert Alexander Hillingford

Lithograph, coloured, Farewell! by R Hillingford, about 1897. Depicts the scene at London's Waterloo station as soldiers from an infantry regiment board a train for service overseas, possibly in Sudan or South Africa. The soldiers are wearing red tunics and solar topees (pith helmets). Some are boarding London & South Western Railway carriages with destination boards for Southampton. An officer holds a baby as his wife looks on, and in the background a soldier consoles an elderly woman. A young girl sits on a trunk, crying. The guard looks at his watch as a porter carries bags, and two boys sell newspapers and snacks to the soldiers. The illustration is signed at bottom left "R Hillingford" and at right "E Charaire eng". Text beneath reads "Copyright. Printed by "Black and White" and "Farewell! Painted by R Hillingford for Black and White".


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