An unidentified captain of the Royal Canadian Artillery. Besides being a very complex composition with painted infantry style spikes on the top of their otherwise
standard pattern Home Service Helmet. This differs from the ball worn by regular British artillery units. The photo probably predates 1886 when the blue British
style home service helmets were replaced in Canadian use by white "universal pattern" helmets.

Based upon the photographer's locality it may be that this officer was a member of the New Brunswick Regiment of Artillery.

Cabinet Photograph
Wm. Bruckhof & Co. - Photographer
Corner of King and Charlotte Streets, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
c. 1885