An fine portrait of an unidentified Canadian Militia officer. He seems to be wearing a variation of an evening dress
uniform which looks to be that of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. Note the monocle hanging from a cord around
his neck. He is wearing a miniature version of the 1885 North West Canada Medal which was awarded to members
of Canadian units that took part in the suppression of the
Metis led by Louis Riel.  The North West Canada Medal
had a ribbon of blue-gray with two red stripes towards edges.  The reflective nature of the silk medal ribbons used
at time played havoc with 19th Century photographic methods and makes it difficult to determine exact colors.

Cabinet Photograph
J. E. Livernois - Photographer
Quebec, Canada
c. 1890's
Right: Detail of the
officer's miniature
North West Canada
Medal