"The Recruit" is No. 1 in a series of six cartoon postcards titled "Territorial Types," by famed military artist Ernest Ibbetson. At first glance, the narrow shoulder straps make it appear that the bewildered recruit is wearing the 2nd type of Territorial Web Equipment, but this series is dated 1910, while MECo Patent 18043 for Reduction Weave Webbing did not appear until 1912, so we have to assume that it's just a lucky coincidence.