4 stereo-views, 1899 – 1900. 8 x 17cm. V.G. Four stereo-views of soldiers aboard troop ships going out to the Boer War. One depicts SS CHESHIRE, a Bibby Line troop ship built in 1891 and sold to China in 1911. She carried 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders from the UK on 9th November 1899 and arrived at the Cape on 28th November. Another stereo-view depicts the ISMORE which carried 120 men of the 10th (Prince of Wales’s Own Royal) Hussars and 130 men of the 63rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery, sailing from Birkenhead. The ship foundered in St. Helena Bay. All troops were saved but horses, stores and field guns were lost. The men transferred to SS COLUMBIAN. A third stereo-view depicts the men of the 10th Hussars on board SS COLUMBIAN which arrived in the Cape of Good Hope in early December 1899. The final view depicts the York and Lancaster Regiment (1st Battalion), aboard SS MAJESTIC, which sailed from the UK on 13th December, 1900, and arrived at the Cape on 30th December.