Sure, we all love vintage clothing. I’m still reeling over an early-80s Chanel jacket I tried on in NYC a few weeks back and didn’t splurge on. But, if you really want to immerse yourself in history and truly be swept away to another place-in-time, there’s no better way to do it than read something written in real-time from that era.
My day job is a pretty dope one. I’m lucky enough to work with the world’s biggest publishers, whose journalists have documented history throughout the years. As Canada celebrates our 150+ anniversary, we rallied some of the biggest names in our home and native land to pull back-issues of iconic moments in Canadian history.
What will that look like?
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw me dork out when The Globe and Mail‘s Canada Day 1967 issue arrived to my desk to be digitized – and that my babies is only the tip of the iceberg.
Speaking of icebergs, have you ever wondered what the reports on the sunken Titanic were like in 1912? (See what I did there? Waka! Waka!) Well, wonder no longer. The Toronto Star submitted their April 16, 1912 edition of the paper and it’s as fascinating as it sounds.
Personally, I love seeing the old school advertisements and their not-exactly-appropriate wording.
Enough of my opinion though, go check ’em out and let me know what you think!
Oh, and if you’d like access to the full PressReader catalogue – here’s 150 hours on the house!