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"Unveiling the Tales of a Cartridge Belt

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: DE SOTTO, Serafin Maria, Earl of Clonard (1793 - 1862). Historia organica de las armas de

DE SOTTO, Serafin Maria, Earl of Clonard (1793 - 1862). Historia organica de las armas de Infanteria y Caballeria
CUL4859619 DE SOTTO, Serafin Maria, Earl of Clonard (1793 - 1862). Historia organica de las armas de Infanteria y Caballeria espanolas. 1851 - 1859. Archer and knight of Castilla (1496-1512)

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: The Emir Mahmud Under Guard, 1898, (c1900). Creator: Unknown

The Emir Mahmud Under Guard, 1898, (c1900). Creator: Unknown
The Emir Mahmud Under Guard, 1898, (c1900). African leader captured after the Battle of Atbara, during the Second Sudan War

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: Post mortem portrait of a brigand, lying on the cobblestones

Post mortem portrait of a brigand, lying on the cobblestones Italy. Date of Photograph:1870 ca

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: Post mortem portrait of a brigand

Post mortem portrait of a brigand. Date of Photograph:1870 ca

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: Post mortem portrait of a brigand. The man, lying on the grass

Post mortem portrait of a brigand. The man, lying on the grass, holds a dagger in his left hand and a gun in his right Italy. Date of Photograph:1870 ca

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: Portrait of a group of greek rebels. They are posing armed with rifles

Portrait of a group of greek rebels. They are posing armed with rifles. At the center of the group the greek flag. Date of Photograph:1906

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: Full-length portrait of a greek military leader. He is wearing a uniform

Full-length portrait of a greek military leader. He is wearing a uniform and has a cartride belt around his waist in which a small sword is inserted

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: Leather Cartridge Case, 1935 / 1942. Creator: Fred Hassebrock

Leather Cartridge Case, 1935 / 1942. Creator: Fred Hassebrock
Leather Cartridge Case, 1935/1942

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: Afghan tribesman, 1936. Artist: Fox

Afghan tribesman, 1936. Artist: Fox
Afghan tribesman, 1936. From Peoples of the World in Pictures, edited by Harold Wheeler, published by Odhams Press Ltd (London, 1936)

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: Boy with a gun, Aden Protectorate, Arabia, 1936. Artist: Fox

Boy with a gun, Aden Protectorate, Arabia, 1936. Artist: Fox
Boy with a gun, Aden Protectorate, Arabia, 1936. From Peoples of the World in Pictures, edited by Harold Wheeler, published by Odhams Press Ltd (London, 1936)

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: Georgian man wearing a tcherkeska, 1936

Georgian man wearing a tcherkeska, 1936
Georgian man wearing a tcherkeska, (overcoat with cartridge belt), 1936. From Peoples of the World in Pictures, edited by Harold Wheeler, published by Odhams Press Ltd (London, 1936)

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia in cossack uniform, 1917

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia in cossack uniform, 1917. Tsar Nicholas II abdicated in favour of his brother Michael. Both were assassinated in the same year

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: England. 12 bore shotgun cartridges in a

England. 12 bore shotgun cartridges in a cartridge bag

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: The Karo excel in body art

The Karo excel in body art. Before dances and ceremonial occasions, they decorate their faces and torsos elaborately using local white chalk, pulverised rock and other natural pigments

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: In Transvaal, the taking of an English battery by the Boers, illustration from Le

In Transvaal, the taking of an English battery by the Boers, illustration from Le
XIR125404 In Transvaal, the taking of an English battery by the Boers, illustration from Le Petit Journal, 28th January 1900 (colour litho) by Rudaux

Background imageCartridge Belt Collection: The Transvaal pavilion at the Universal Exhibition of 1900, Paris, illustration

The Transvaal pavilion at the Universal Exhibition of 1900, Paris, illustration
XIR124028 The Transvaal pavilion at the Universal Exhibition of 1900, Paris, illustration from Le Petit Journal, supplement illustre, 25th March 1900 (colour litho) by French School


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"Unveiling the Tales of a Cartridge Belt: A Journey through History and Rebellion" Step into the past as we explore the captivating stories hidden within a humble cartridge belt. From post mortem portraits to iconic military leaders, this accessory has witnessed it all. In one haunting image, we encounter a brigand lying lifeless on cobblestones, his existence frozen in time. Another portrait reveals a group of Greek rebels proudly posing with rifles, their unity symbolized by the central presence of their national flag. A full-length depiction showcases a distinguished Greek military leader donning his uniform, accentuated by a cartridge belt that cradles both a small sword and rifle. His stance exudes authority and determination. Traveling across continents, we stumble upon Nat Love's enigmatic photograph from 1870. The leather cartridge case created by Fred Hassebrock transports us to an era where functionality met craftsmanship seamlessly. An Afghan tribesman captured in 1936 embodies resilience and strength as he stands adorned with his trusty cartridge belt. Meanwhile, in Aden Protectorate, Arabia, we meet an intriguing boy armed with a gun – innocence juxtaposed against the harsh realities of life. Venturing further eastward brings us face-to-face with Georgian tradition personified by a man wearing the distinctive tcherkeska garment while sporting his reliable cartridge belt. And who could forget Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia? Clad in cossack uniform during tumultuous times in 1917; his very attire tells tales untold. Finally, our journey concludes amidst English countryside charm – shotgun cartridges neatly arranged for sport or protection; reminding us that even leisure pursuits have relied on these indispensable belts throughout history. The saga of the cartridge belt unfolds before our eyes - witness to rebellion, courage, culture and survival throughout time's tapestry. Let its silent whispers guide you through forgotten chapters waiting to be discovered anew.