56th Punjab Rifles

Officer and Sepoy, 1909

A C Lovett's paintng gives us a clear idea of the colours that so often baffle us in the monochrome photos. The officer's turban turns out to be pale drab with black lines, but the kullah is gold. His belts are all black patent leather but his boots, curiously, are brown. The sepoy has a khaki turban with black end and fringe and a red kullah. His drab tunic has black collar, cuffs and shoulder straps upon which can be seen the regimental title. His bayonet frog is brown leather so we must assume that the belt is brown too.

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