November 15, 2009

Two sergeants, 4th Light Dragoons


To the modrn eye, these guys are a little silly looking. But I suspect they led their troops as bravely as any modern marine, regardless of their bellhop uniforms.

Crimean Peninsula
1855, photographer Roger Fenton
from All World Wars

6 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

They have really good posture.

downtown guy said...

Uniforms were much flashier back then.

May said...

I like that one dude's butt. He has a really nice butt. I would say,"Sir, you must remove your pants, but you can leave the hat on."

downtown guy said...

I like the idea of these two meeting up in a dirty field for a drink before battle. "Good day for it," the one with the butt would say. "Right-o," the other would reply. And then, WAR!

May said...

That IS a good image. I saw this as an aftermath picture. Maybe it's the stuff laying on the ground.

downtown guy said...

They look too put together for it to be after the battle.