Dominion Day, Niobe Boys
HMCS Niobe sailors celebrate Dominion Day (now Canada Day) "on the town" in Halifax.
In the foreground, a sailor team of "driver" and "draft horse" pull a petty officer in a children's wagon. Behind them, Niobe sailors share revelry and their round caps with local civilians and a soldier or Royal Marine (back row, third from right). This image fits into a long tradition of "Jack ashore" exploits, with sailors ashore and away from shipboard discipline enjoying a variety of amusements.
George Metcalf Archival Collection