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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
Saskatchewan souvenir scarf, 1950s.
Vintage 1941 Montreal Felt Banner (love this!).
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
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.
The Mad Men of Expo 67 in Montreal Canada by Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau.
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).
Clark’s Dairy milk delivery in Ottawa – Aug. 1959.
Restaurant at Uplands Airport 1960 (Ottawa). Isn’t it so cool looking?
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.
Snowshoe Tournament, 1948.
Sarnia, Ontario 1960. This is the city I was born and raised in till I moved to Toronto in my late 20’s.
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!