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    Post by jholl72 on Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:13 pm

    Hey guys,
    Picked this up today, looks good to me but this period has caused me some grief before. With Victorian crown militia buttons and kings crown collars, I believe this to be in the 1903 to 1914 time frame, leaning towards 1903 based on the buttons with use through WWI. It is named to McFarlane, first initials appear to AJ.
    All input and comments are welcome.

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    Post by leprechaun on Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:11 am

    wow the outside of the uniform is in really good condition for its age

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    Post by jholl72 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:30 am

    It is in good condition, but not minty by any stretch of the imagination. I forgot to post the photo of the embroidered shoulders/

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    Post by pylon1357 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:49 pm

    Nice catch Jeff. I wish I could help you out with some additional information, But these are way outside my comfort zone of knowledge.


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    Post by Bill on Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:00 am

    Looks good. IIRC, the 91st / Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders continued to use these tunics in the inter-war period, for full dress parades / ceremonies.
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    Post by servicepub on Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:59 pm

    Hi,
    I may be able to use this tunic in an upcoming, 2-volume, history of Victorian-era Canadian uniforms. Can you re-shoot the front and back? Best results come from laying them on a white sheet but try to have the camera as much as possibe directly over the uniform to avoid the skewing effect that occurs when the camera is at an angle. If possible the sleeves should be arranged close to the body so no light shows through.

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    Post by jholl72 on Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:03 pm

    Hey Clive, I'll get some better pics for you after New Years. You want them posted here or high res pics emailed to you?


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    Post by servicepub on Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:07 pm

    Hi-res scanned to me please.
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    Post by Michael Reintjes on Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:23 pm

    I have the officers version of this jacket...will post Friday...
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    Post by Hallibag on Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:16 pm

    Rather than start a new thread, I thought it would be better to add to this old existing thread about 91st Canadian Highlanders uniforms. I hope this is okay.

    Anyway, I have a doublet that is similar to the one shown above, but also different. The shape of the collar, KC rather than QC militia buttons, style of "91" embroidered onto epaulettes, etc. I'm hoping somebody might be able to give me an idea of when this doublet dates to, and if it's a Canadian-made doublet or was imported from Britain. Any information would be gratefully received!

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