Item 2008.1.3.3.6.3.4.5 - Portrait of Samuel Benfield Steele in full dress uniform with decorations, ca. 1914

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Portrait of Samuel Benfield Steele in full dress uniform with decorations, ca. 1914

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2008.1.3.3.6.3.4.5

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  • ca. 1914 (Creation)

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1 photograph: b&w ; 18 x 12 cm (photograph glued on to album page)

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Samuel Benfield Steele was born at Purbrook, Medonte, County Simcoe, Ontario on 5 January 1848 to Captain Elmes Steele and Anne MacIan Macdonald. His father served under Nelson and other Admirals in the Napoleonic Wars, moving to Canada in 1832, with his first wife and family. After the death of his first wife, Captain Steele married Sam's mother, and they had six childre, Sam being the eldest.

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Several photographs were taken at the studio with Sam posing in his full dress uniform; there are only small variations between the various poses.

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A full-body portrait of Samuel Benfield Steele in full dress uniform with decorations, wearing a cocked hat with his sword hanging from his left leg. Photographer is Campbell's of Winnipeg.

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