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Copy of original photograph portrait of Captain Thomas Deering Backhouse of the 70th (Surrey) Regiment. Backhouse appears in formal civilian wear, with a moustache and full sideburns, reading in an armchair. Facing to the right, Backhouse has his right leg crossed over his left and his arms rest on the chair, holding his reading material. The background is likely a studio set of a wall with a painted window, which is partially visible on the right side of the photograph. The photograph is included on page 47 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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