Officer and Private c1830

The private on the left is in the uniform worn between 1826 and 1830. The coat is laced across the chest all the way down. See Private's Coat c1826 Here the wings have the white padded crescent. His greatcoat is folded and strapped to his back, a feature of Foot Guards equipment for the next 100 years. There is no stripe down the side of his trousers as there is for the officer. The officer in full dress on the right is wearing the coatee that was approved in 1829 and worn throughout the 1830s. It is double breasted and has rich gold lace on the collar, cuff flaps and rear pockets. The officer in the middle of the picture with his back to us is in an undress frockcoat and foul-weather forage cap. He wears no sword.

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