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The Police Officers, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052A/3

Scope and Contents

Modern copy. A group portrait of the British South Africa Company Police Officers attached to the Pioneer Column photographed against a backdrop of foliage. This picture was probably taken at the Expedition base camp at Macloutsie in June 1890, where the police had laid out a camp in anticipation of the arrival of the Pioneer Column. The officers pictured here are identified both beneath the print and by Colonel Colin Harding in ‘Frontier Patrols’ (London, 1937) where the photograph is reproduced facing p. 200. Since the identifications conflict on several points, both lists are given below. Album identifications: (at rear) Slade, R.F. Rand. (Middle row) Mundell, P.W. Forbes, Pennefather, M.D. Graham, Canon Balfour. (Front row) Hon. E. Fiennes, H.M. Heyman. Harding’s identifications: (at rear) Lieut. F.G. Slade, Dr Rand. (Middle row) Lieut. Mundell, Captain A. [mistake for P.W.] Forbes, Col. E.G. Pennefather, Can. Holbeck, Lieut. Graham. (Front row) Lieut. Fries, Captain H.M. Heyman.


  • Creation: 1890


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1 photographic print(s) : photograph


194 x 142 mm.

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