likely 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars
James H. McLean Studio Cabinet Card, Dublin
a Hussar from the 11th c. 1888
Itis not always easy to identify which Regiment a
Hussar belong to. This is specifically true for Troopers, who display
less Regimental particularities than Officers. But we can always give it
a good go !
The first thing to look into is the bi-coloured
pattern of his plume. Four Regiments sported such a plume on their
The busby bags
color don't help us here, but the busby
itself is of the shorter pattern that was introduced in 1888.
Now that all gives us a good idea of the time period whan that photo was taken - somewhere around the 1888-1890 timeframe. This by the way is very consistent with the style of the Cabinet Card itself, as well as the haircut of our man.
Where were our suspected
regiments then ?
The 11th Hussas sported red breeches, but period photographs don't always show a difference in colour with the tunic (seeing it is actually quite rare). So our man is proudly bearing the 11th Hussars colours.