Posted 4 years ago
This is a large group photo of the Canadian Army Dental Corps officers in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The uniforms show that this was taken at the time of WWI. Notice the interesting long spats that cover their shoes and calves, assumably for riding, as well as the canes (except the CO who has a riding crop). The Canadian Army Dental Corps was begun in 1915, and, in addition to taking care of hundreds of thousands of dental emergencies among the troops, the Dental Corps also had the gruesome task of identifying bodies in the theatres of war. The size of the photo is 11 x 14 inches and the size of the frame is 23.5 x 17.5 inches. The names of all of the officers appear on the mat. The photo is in excellent condition. There is a water stain on the lower right part of the mat. The picture is housed in the original wide pine frame stained dark brown. Using the Officer Declaration Papers for the men in the photo, which are located in the Canadian Archives, it was possible to date this photo to 1918.