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Title: Constable's Full Dress Tunic and Accoutrements

Date: 1880-85

The scarlet tunic was the working uniform for all Mounted Police until about 1885. The added details to this constable's uniform identify it as a "dress" uniform. Notice the yellow knot pattern on the sleeves and the yellow braid trim on the collar, the shoulder straps and the front closure. The white haversack, held in place by the cartridge belt, could hold messages and other small objects. This was Constable William Metzler's uniform and he used it for honour guard duty at Fort Macleod during the Marquis of Lorne's visit in 1881.

Collection Area: Military and Mounted Police

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum

Catalogue No: C-54489 A; C-1225; R57.75 B

Image No: P0016860

Learn More:
This artifact can be used in conjunction with The North-West Mounted Police: Policing the West education guide from the online teacher's resource series 21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection.


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