Robert Graves, c. 1914, age 19. Reported dead at the Somme, Graves was one of the few of his generation to survive the war. He became a translator, poet, and novelist, and was the author of I, Claudius. Graves died at the age of 90 in 1985, a model Daguerreotype boyfriend if there ever was one.
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Cabinet card of Lt. Harold Swithinbank of the 11th hussars, taken in 1883.
Some of you may remember British uniform aficionado and illustrator David Bell-Hartley (AKA General Vyse) from a previous post.
Well this man has some seriously nice photos of a variety of vintage uniforms, so the more the merrier!
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, otherwise known as the Iron Duke. Here he is, conquering lands and setting fabulous fashion trends for the British military for years to come.
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A young man saluting in his own miniature copy of a WWI British army uniform. Adorable.
Portrait of Colonel John Hayes St. Leger, Detail (1770-1780). Sir Joshua Reynolds.
I’ve been keeping my nose out of the Royal Wedding hubbub, except this headline (naturally) grabbed my eye. Turns out that Prince William blew a lot of people out of the water by choosing to wear the scarlet uniform of the Irish Guard- a U.K. unit stationed in Afghanistan at the moment- as a tribute to his countrymen (and comrades, as he is an honorary Colonel) who have served and fallen.
It was somewhat surprising and very touching to me.