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A very poor and blurred image. Would it be possible to take this CdV out of it's page and make a proper scan of both the front and back (preferably at 400+ dpi)?

It is looks like a corporal, perhaps Royal Artillery, around 1880. But without more details it is impossible to make any better estimate.

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I have taken the picture out of the album and scanned. Unfortunately it was scanned either in 300dpi or 600dpi. I chose 600.

Hope these are better and you are able to help me.

I do appreciate your help and would like to thank all concerned for helping

Take care


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I think Odulf's initial identification was correct: Royal Artillery. He is wearing the Slade-Wallace equipment [belts and pouches] and carrying a Snider-Enfiled rifle rather than a carbine though the exact length is hard to judge. See the illustration below. The 'carte de visite' was very popular with soldiers and civilians alike and so he is in the full dress fur busby rather than a cap or home service helmet for this 'official' photo.

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