Sam Browne

Via Flickr:Original Vanity Fair Print, otherwise known as a Spy Print after the most renowned artist of the genre, Leslie Ward.

This colour lithograph is dated 5th February 1887 with the caption SAM

The subject is Sam Browne, a renowned soldier of the Victorian Era.

Inventor of the Sam Browne belt.

He served with the 2nd Punjab Irregular Cavalry and inventd the belt after being wounded at Seerporah and subsequently being unable to control his sword.

The artist signed APE was Carlo Pellegrini

Please go to www.theakston-thomas.co.uk for Vanity Fair Caricatures and much more.

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