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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Sepia Saturday, Photo within a Photo: The 48th Highlanders of Toronto
Scanning the prints in his 1917 album, I came across the above photo of Ed's dad, James Edgar Wood (1871-1939). It was taken in Cleveland, at one of the many homes built by James during his construction career.
I didn't need a magnifying glass to recognize the photo on the wall, top left. Here it is, enlarged.
It shows the 48th Highlanders of Toronto, with Captain John D. Slatter, bandmaster. (There's no mistaking the kilts and boots.)
Capt. Jack (as we in the family like to call him) was the photographer's uncle, brother of his mother, Mary Slatter Wood (1869-1925). The families were in touch regularly. Capt. Jack's children crossed the border from Toronto to see their aunt Mary and her family on a number of occasions, we know from postcards (and border crossing documents).
On the eve of Veteran's Day, I want to salute Capt. Jack and all the other veterans in the Wood family.