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Soldier of the Compagnies franches de la Marine in New France, around 1740

Caption: Soldier of the Compagnies franches de la Marine in New France, around 1740

This man wears the full uniform of the Compagnies franches de la Marine. This would be seen mostly in garrison at one of the larger forts, or on parade for some special occasion. When on expedition in the woods, a less elaborate costume would be worn. Reconstruction by Michel Pétard.