Greetings from Canada

This Saturday marks Canada’s 150th Birthday and I’m so excited to be celebrating this special day with friends and family. It’s going to be a fantastic celebration.

In honour of Canada’s birthday I wanted to do a roundup of awesome Canadian vintage posts, images and items focusing on the years between 1940 and 1969 (my blogs favorite timelines).

Let the roundup begin!

Vintage Canada poster 1930s
Source: Flickr

One of the main symbols of Canada is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP/The Mountie) and this Rare 1950’s vintage needle sewing book with a Mountie on it, is a pretty outstanding find.

1950's Canada RCMP mounted police memorabilia needle book
Source: Etsy
1950's Canada RCMP mounted police memorabilia needle bookinside
Source: Etsy

The Bill Lynch Show a carnival that was the largest in Canada during the 1940s (this is new information for me, so stay tuned for a future blog post on this subject).

1940s poster for Bill Lynch Canadian Carnival show

Summer is the perfect time to get married and if you really want to share the day, Canada Day is the day to do it on.

1954 Spring & Summer Canadian Bride - The Bride's Book
1954 Spring Summer Canadian Bride Magazine. Source: Etsy

A good vintage tie is always something one should have in their closet and if it has a bit of Canadiana on it, even better. Here is a 1940’s Vintage tie featuring beautiful Jasper National Park Alberta.

Vintage 1940s Necktie Jasper National Park Alberta
Source: Etsy

Saskatchewan souvenir scarf, 1950s.

Saskatchewan souvenir scarf 1950s
Source: Etsy

Vintage 1941 Montreal Felt Banner (love this!).

vintage 1941 montreal felt banner
Source: Etsy

Interesting articles on Canada’s history (click on the links to be taken to the posts):

Molly Bobak’s War-For a time it had seemed that the only Canadian woman to be officially appointed as a war artist during World War II might not make it overseas at all. Article by Philip Jensen

Lieutenant Molly Lamb painting, June 1945 Canadian History
Source: National Archives of Canada / PA-113711

Spy School Secrets-The True Story Behind Camp X (where Ian Flemming, aka the creator of James Bond was one of the students). Text by Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids.

Camp x 1940s canadian spy camp
Image by Matt Dyck

The Mad Men of Expo 67 in Montreal Canada by Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau.

expo67vintageadvertising

The Women of Canada’s Heritage Minutes: 1900’s to the 1940’s by the Vintage Inn Blog (I went a few years earlier on this post).

Viola Desmond Heritage Minute

Clark’s Dairy milk delivery in Ottawa – Aug. 1959.

Clark's Dairy milk delivery in Ottawa - Aug. 1959
Source: Flickr

Restaurant at Uplands Airport 1960 (Ottawa). Isn’t it so cool looking?

Restaurant at Uplands Airport 1960
Source: Flickr

The original Mile “0” signpost in Dawson Creek, B.C., 1947.

The original Mile 0 signpost in Dawson Creek, B.C. 1947

Two men and two women play a game of croquet at Braemar Lodge on Lake Ellenwood, Nova Scotia, 1950s.

Two men and two women play a game of croquet at Braemar Lodge on Lake Ellenwood, Nova Scotia / Deux hommes et deux femmes jouent une partie de croquet à l'auberge Braemar au lac Ellenwood (Nouvelle-Écosse)

Snowshoe Tournament, 1948.

Snowshoe Tournament in Ottawa, 1948.
Source: Flickr

1950’s Toronto.

1950s Toronto vintage image of a bus with people

Sarnia, Ontario 1960. This is the city I was born and raised in till I moved to Toronto in my late 20’s.

Sarnia Ontario Postcard 1960

This post clearly did not touch on all of Canada (it’s so vast) but I hope you enjoyed what I did bring forward. And to all my Canadian Friends & Readers…HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Liz

 

 

 

4 comments on “Vintage Canada Roundup. Happy 150th Canada!”

  1. Happy Canada Day, enjoy your celebrations tomorrow! I love the photo of the snow shoe race, they don’t exactly look dressed for the weather. I wonder who won! xx

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