# 41383


Studio portrait of a Private in the Victorian Regular Infantry. Melbourne, circa 1888.

$180.00 AUD

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Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 110 mm (mount); recto of mount with imprint of ‘West End Portrait Parlors, 112 & 114 Victoria Street, West Melbourne. James Hooper, Proprietor.’; a strong print in good condition (some surface scratches in the bottom right corner); the mount is a little darkened from handling.

This colonial regimental uniform featured a blue pillbox hat with red band, red jacket with blue cuffs, blue trousers with a red stripe, and buff belts. The hat badge bore the regiment’s motto ‘Aut pace aut bello‘ (In peace and war).