Robert George Murduck

Photograph No. 0031


Another Unidentified Soldier

Standing, Arms Folded

[from the Sussex Regiment ?]


 Murduck Photo No. 0031 - Unidentified Soldier, Standing - Arms Folded BackMurduck Photo No. 0031 - Unidentified Soldier, Standing - Arms Folded Back

This real photo postcard shows another unidentified soldier, standing, with his arms folded to his back, in a very blank studio setting. Curiously, there are none of the typical studio props - no chair, no bench, no table, nor any other item to help support the subject during the exposure period.

This card shows the later embossed 'MURDUCK-PHOTO-EXMOUTH' attribution in the lower right corner. Unfortunately, this particular card has seen better days - it's broken at the lower right corner.

The back side shows that it's a typical postcard product.There are a number of manuscript notations on the back side, in pencil, but they appear to have been written either by a retailer or a collector of such cards. The notation read as "DEV / EXMOUTH / £2.50 / Sussex Regt", which implies that someone who previously owned this card believed that the soldier depicted was serving with the Sussex Regiment, perhaps a belief derived from the cap badge.

This image was sent to me by Ian Wright of Exmouth, in 2011. The card in Ian's collection was not postally used.


Facts about Robert George Murduck's life, 1875-1947, can be found here.

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