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November 28, 2009

Buy Empire

Library and Archives Canada has posted a number of World War I images to Flickr alongside other late Victorian and Edwardian material (via Boing Boing). I am particularly taken with an Empire Marketing Board poster ad for Irish Free State bacon and Australian sultanas.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 28, 2009 09:15 AM


My paternal grandfather was at Vimy. I wonder if I'd recognize him if he were in any of these pictures.

Posted by: cm [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 28, 2009 09:43 AM

I am dismayed to see our Library & Archives Canada tends to upload at the smallish 600-700 pixel resolution, while the Library of Congress to our south generally manages 1024 pixels or better.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 30, 2009 11:24 AM

Cool images though, thanks for pointing it out.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 30, 2009 11:25 AM

When are your French citizens going to learn english so the gov't doesn't have to waste money printing in two languages?

Posted by: harrison [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 30, 2009 05:15 PM