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A British soldier's family photographed in Ealing
A King's Royal Rifle Corps soldier and his family
A real photographic postcard
We know quite a few things about the family that looks out at us from this real photographic postcard, thanks to the visual and written information that it contains, but not their surname or when they posed for their group portrait. The names and ages of the boys are written in black ink on the reverse of the postcard: ‘John 3 yrs 9 mths / Charlie 1 yr 8 mths’. John and Charlie’s soldier–father wears the cap badge of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, and the corps’ ‘KRR’ shoulder titles. The printed information on the back states, ‘Portrait by Wakefield’s, Ealing, London, W 5’.