A vintage high-gloss gelatin silver photograph (100 x 145 mm) of a group of eleven Australian soldiers posed in front of a tent, possibly members of the (Third) 'Bushmen's Contingent at Camp, Langwarrin', Victoria, in late 1899. The photograph is slightly marked, with light uneven discolouration; the original blind-decorated mount is a little marked. The rubber-stamp of a Melbourne photographer on the verso (R. McGeehan, 96 Albert St., Windsor) provided a clue to placing the image firmly in space and time; the pencilled initials L.E.S. may eventually provide useful too
The second figure from the right in the front row is wearing a slouch hat with a distinctive hatband, and the brim turned up on the right side. We have discovered the same man in one of Rose's Stereoscopic Views, #2242, 'The Bushmen's Contingent at Camp, Langwarrin', illustrated in 'George Rose, Australia's Master Stereographer' by Ron Blum (2014, third edition, page 32).