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39. A Nihang Bodyguard, (c.1865)

Nihang Bodyguard, All the pictures in this link are AMAZING. Well worth a look. The reconstruction of them and the coloring and the clarity is amazing.

Nihang Bodyguard, 1865

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Sergeant "Willie" McGregor of the Scots Fusilier Guards, photographed in 1856 after the Crimean War, wearing the post-war tunic but with his Crimean beard.

Scottish Soldier - Crimean war Colour Sergeant "Willie" McGregor of the Scots Fusilier Guards, photographed in 1856 after the Crimean War, wearing the post-war tunic but with his Crimean beard.

Sikh Warriors, mid 19th century.

Afghan Sikh Officers of Hodson's Horse, a cavalry regiment of the British Indian Army, during the Indian Rebellion,

Sikh gurus attached to Punjab regiments of the British Indian Army,  from an album of rare historical photographs depicting people and places associated with the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Sikh soldiers were often deployed on the Afghan frontier and fought in most major engagements of the Afghan War. The men are religious figures who accompanied soldiers into battle. The gurus have kirpans (ceremonial swords). They also wear elaborate dastars (turbans), which cover their uncut hair.

gunsandposes-history: Sikh men attached to Punjab regiments of the British Indian Army around the time of the Second Anglo-Afghan War, circa

Things I find inspiring for their sheer character.

Kel Tamasheq/ Tuareg people of the Sahel & Sahara: Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Algeria and Libya.

Huge Turbans - In some areas of India, especially in Rajasthan, the turban's size may indicate the position of the person in society. This man looks very important.

INDIA HATS - No disrespect but if I had to wear a hat like that i'm sure it would give me a big headache

A Band of Akali-Nihang Warriors on the March Punjab Company School c1860 Toor Collection

A Band of Akali-Nihang Warriors on the March Punjab Company School Toor Collection

Sirdar 'Nehal Singh' (fl. 1870). A Sikh aged 80, He fought against England in the war of 1857, now a loyal subject of the Queen Empress

A Sikh aged He fought against England in the war of now a loyal subject of the Queen Empress

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