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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Boy in the Sailor Suit: Douglas Johnston, Calgary, ca. 1915


This young man's name is Douglas Johnston, "age 5 years &  4 mos." The photograph was taken at the Brewer Studio in Calgary, Alberta.  On the Glenbow Archives photograph database I found several photographs taken by this studio.  They seemed to be in operation between 1912 and the mid-1930s, possibly later. 

It's hard to date this one.  If I had to guess, I'd probably go with 1915 or so.

I had a look at the 1906, 1911 and 1916 Canadian Censuses and found a Douglas Johnston, b. 1911, son of Agnes and Joesph Johnston living  on 19th Ave W., Calgary with his parents in 1911 & 1916.  I can't really say if this is him, or not, at this point, but I'll be looking into it further.

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