Officers of the 51st Regt on Sultan Tara…

Made:
1878 in Afghanistan
maker:
John Burke

A photograph entitled 'Officers of the 51st Regt on Sultan Tara, Showing Different Service Uniform Worn', taken by John Burke in 1878.

The 51st King's Own Light Infantry (Second Yorkshire West Riding Regiment) served on the Indian Frontier between 1875 and 1887. In the Second Afghan War the regiment served in the Fourth Infantry Brigade under Brigadier General W Browne.

The photograph was published in the album 'The Afghan War, Attogk to Jellalabad, Gandamak and Surkhab'.

John Burke recorded the evolution of British India in the late 19th Century, and accompanied the British Indian army on its advance into Afghanistan during the Second Afghan War of 1878-1879.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6040/10
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at The National Media Museum, Bradford

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