Product Description

PD99: 1849/50c British Officer 43rd Monmouthshire Reg Tinted Daguerreotype with Button (Garantie 40 Hallmark) – The nicely tinted junior officer wears an undress form of coatee (the dress form were usually double breasted) as there is no gold on his collar or cuffs. It is the kind of garment that would be worn on campaign, perhaps the India or the Crimea. The wings were worn by flank company officers. That is, the Grenadier Company and the Light Company. They were the elite of the regiment. The rank wings were not usually worn with the undress uniform but were probably attached for the benefit of the photo. The button is a 43rd Monmouthshire Officers Coatee. And is stamped “Jennens & Co London” on the back which dates it between 1832 and 1859. This Jennens stamp was used up until 1902 but in 1860 the firm added the Prince of Wales Plume which this button lacks.