This is the second photo of my great-grandfather in my family’s possession that I referred to in an earlier post.
This photo is from the William Notman collection photo and was sent in by a viewer.
It is suggestive of the painted photographer’s backdrop used for full length portrait of my great-grandfather. Dated ‘1914?’ by McCord Museum
Also wanted to note that for those interested in finding out more about what these young men were doing and where they were during portions of the war, I was sent an e-mail about researching with your London Public Library card free of charge.
With a card, you can access the Globe and Mail online archive “Canada’s Heritage 1844.”
In 1919, the 48th Highlanders, beginning mid April and into mid May, when their troopship the Baltic apparently, is expected to have reached port, planned Toronto parades and entertainments. There is a reference to walking out dress and sticks too. My great-grandfather may well have been in the parades.