Today we’re digging into THIS edition of the Vancouver Sun which was published on October 14th, 1940. Escept for tiny Weather and Tidal reports the entire front page was dedicated to WWII news, and the single photo on it was one of Princess Margaret Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth talking on the radio about how “In the end all will be well”.
Beyond the front page most of the articles were about the war as well, and if they weren’t many had a war slant to them. Even the ads, like this one for skating at the Forum where women who brought a man in uniform got in for free.
Now, I noticed it was starting to go this direction in my last post, so I might as well acknowledge to you that a lot of the things I’m going to be sharing moving forward with this feature are advertisements. They’re always an interesting indicator of what’s happening at a certain time, or maybe just what people are looking for beyond the news. I wouldn’t buy life insurance from this company below because the man looks like he’s plotting something, but there are a few similar ads where you could buy protection for your family. Maybe security was top of mind because there was a war going on.