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PHOTOGRAPHS

Title

General Kelly-Kenny's infantry creeping on the Boers at Dreifontein on the march to Bloemfontein

Object Name

Stereoscope Photograph

Maker

Underwood and Underwood (Primary maker)

Date Made

c.1890-1900
c.1890-1900

Place Made

United States of America: New Jersey
New Jersey

Description

Stereoscope Photograph showing a view relating to the Boer War; Infantry taking fire. ‘General Kelly-Kenny's infantry creeping on the Boers at Dreifontein on the march to Bloemfontein’. Kelly-Kenny was an Irish Catholic who was born in Kilrush and attended St Patrick’s College in Carlow. He rose steadily through the army and by 1906 was Adjutant General, a very senior role involving welfare, recruitment and other issues regarding personnel. The future George V visited his home.

Materials

paper

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2012.75

Copyright

National Museums NI