A Souvenir from The Pipe Band, Punjab Constabulary.Lahore: 14th May 1950 Stock Code: 141917
Unique album presented to Sgt. J. R. Cockburn, Royal Scots, "in appreciation of the keen interest taken in training those members of the Pipe Band... whose photographs appear in this album", signed by Brian St. Clair Allum as commandant. A splendid record, a memento of the post-colonial persistence of the pipes in South Asia.
The members portrayed are Sub-Inspector Hussain, drum major; Asst. Sub-Inspector Fazal Rahman, pipe major; piper Mohammad Saeed; drummer Mirza Khan, and buglers Mohammad Gul and Sultan Khan.
Octavo-sized (195 x 145 mm). Red morocco-textured coated cloth padded boards, ribbon tie at the spine, title in silver to the front board with mounted cap badge and two strips of silvered cloth, somewhat degraded, grey marl card pastedowns.
7 leaves of cream card, the first with presentation printed in silver, the others with original silver gelatin photographs (145 x 95 mm), printed on textured paper, of members of the Pipe Band, pencilled identifications beneath.
Ex-Royal Scots Regimental Museum, their ink-stamp to the front pastedown, a little rubbed and soiled, silver fabric strips peeled, but the contents clean and sound, overall very good.
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