Typed annotation glued to verso of photograph provides an interpretation of this piece of art: "The 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot - 1782. The first battalion of this British regiment arrived in New York in 1756. After serving in numerous campaigns and engagements in North America, the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot garrisoned in Nova Scotia. It is from this famous regiment that the Black Watch (Royal Highland) Regiment of Canada derives its name and much of its colorful dress and traditions."
Typed annotation glued to verso of photograph reads: "Le Régiment de Carignan-Salières - 1665. This famous regiment was dispatched to Canada (then called New France) by King Louis XIV and disembarked from its small sailing vessels on eastern shores in the spring of 1665. Historically it was an important event. Until then, the colonists had been obliged to provide their own defence and the French regiment was the first military protection they enjoyed."
Typed annotation glued to verso of photograph provides an interpretation of this piece of art: "Naval gun race. Two teams in naval costumes of 1812 stage a thrilling variation on the traditional naval gun race. They must completely dismantle the antique cannons, carry them over a grueling obstacle course and reassemble the guns for firing. It takes courage, muscle and months of training.