'Looking over 12th Bde Camp and Signal Hill, Slingersfontein, South Africa', 1900.
© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
One of a boxed set of stereoscope photographs produced for sale to the general public by a profesional firm of photographers, Underwood and Underwood. The Second Boer War (1899-1902) was the first war to be covered comprehensively by both film and still photography. This was the result of improved technology in both photographic equipment and printing techniques; cameras were more portable and magazines reproduced half-tone photographs. A number of engagements were fought between British and Empire forces and the Boers in the hills around Slingersfontein in the northern Cape Colony in 1900.