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At a family reunion in Alberta my brother showed me a photograph of a young man in a dress military uniform. The photograph was on paper using a process common at the turn of the century. I can't find any uniform that looks like this. Any help in determining what his uniform is would be greatly appreciated. young man in dress military uniform

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    Do you know what year the photo was taken in? Approximately? – called2voyage Aug 31 '16 at 18:33
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    Based on the photographic technique, 1905-1915 for the date; the uniform may be from the forest service, rather than military: here is the US equivalent, 1906: westernheritagestore.com/Merchant2/… – Peter Diehr Aug 31 '16 at 18:54
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    Hi Peter, wow, thanks. That makes a lot of sense. To this day, conservation officers, as they are now referred to, wear a uniform and enforce laws. I hadn't even thought about it. It certainly explains a lot about what's missing from his uniform, such as insignia, rank, division and so on, not to mention a weapon. Cheers – Bradley Foster Aug 31 '16 at 19:17
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    Yes, our family on my father's side were Russian speakers from southern Ukraine, near Odessa. – Bradley Foster Sep 2 '16 at 2:05
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    It's certainly possible he could be wearing a military school uniform. If it was taken in Alberta in the early part of this century I would be willing to bet there were no military schools, but it's worth looking into. – Bradley Foster Sep 2 '16 at 2:06
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This is a 1910 pattern Swedish army uniform. See http://yourswedishheritage.blogspot.se/2014/05/tuesdays-tip-uniforms-of-swedish-army.html for a comparison

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