Here's an interesting photo for British cigar box guitar fans. It's two British soldiers in South Africa, during the Boer War, playing piccolo and cigar box banjo / guitar.
This photo is from John Wormald "ChickenBoneJohn" who held a "Make and Play" workshop in Preston at The Museum Of Lancaster. David Brookhouse of the museum services who hosted the workshop sent him this photo. It is from a book by one of the staff members, and to his knowledge, the earliest known photo of a British person with a cigar box guitar.