A desk job in a tent

By: usermattw

May 09 2013

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Category: Men


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What it is:

Photo measuring a bit less than 3 x 2.25 inches.

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.


I kept overlooking this photo because it’s so small.  Thank goodness I have the ability to enlarge the image like this.  There’s something almost comically absurd to me about this man doing this work in this setting.  Then again, I say that not knowing any context, such as where or when this is, who he is, or what exactly he’s doing.  But until I’m told otherwise, I’ll just continue to find it faintly amusing.

7 comments on “A desk job in a tent”

  1. Maybe this could be dated by the uniform; I wish we could see those insignias on his shoulders. I tried looking up the RSQ acronym on his inbox, and although “Royal Statutes of Quebec” doesn’t seem very likely, the idea that he has an inbox tray for “Rescue” also seems kind of weird to me.

  2. To take a wild stab at it – I’d venture to say – Post-WWII, Europe, re-construction. I would imagine the rescue file was for what was found under the rubble. What do you think?

  3. If it helps, some British/Canadian soldiers still wore puttees (leg wrappings), as this soldier seems to wear, in the later parts of WWII. But U.S. soldiers typically didn’t. They would be more likely to have canvas gaiters or nothing.

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