United Kingdom

21st Hussars

Albumen print pasted on an album page

"Favorite", an old Troop horse in my Troop 21st Hs, 1868

The plume hanging under the briddle of the horse is a typical element of Hussar fashion. It is supposed to match (in reverse) the plume adorning the busby of their riders.

For the 21st Hussars, the plume was white.

This photograph is pasted on an album page that offers glimpses of the life of the British in India - Kussowlie was one of the "Hill Stations" where they would retire in summertime to avoid the heat of the monsoon.