On Wednesday November 18 2020, Dave Owen from Canada left the following message for Jack Strohak:
"Hello Claudia, Thank you for the information request regarding the possible Thorold Reed Band photograph. Very off the cuff, given the background architectural details, facial hair styles and a bit on the uniforms, etc. I would hazard a very ballpark dating of this photo from Late 19th century to earlier 20th century. My father joined TRB in the later 1920's, and I have seen a pointedly dated 1930 photo of him in their kit of that time, and their uniform of that time was much more modern than in the facebook photo. I have also seen a photo of TRB in the immediate post WW2 era, and recall them as well in the early/mid 1950's, and their uniform of that era had not changed that much from the 1930 photo, not that different from that of firemens' parade uniforms of today. Hence my tentative dating of the facebook photo to roughly 120 years ago or so-way before living memory. Thanks for your interest. All the best, Dave."
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