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I'm not really an expert on women's fashion or social mores, but these girls are showing a lot of leg for 1942!
Lovely ladies - I like that retro look! Well, it wasn't retro for them at the time. And they are probably 85 years old today!
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That Ottawa shot a few up... wow.
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Some pictures from an album credited as being Newfoundland 1971 - but some of these are definitely from elsewhere.

This, for example, is not anywhere in NL that I recognize. Could it be North Sydney?

Newfoundland 1971.11 by Henry mixsell, on Flickr

Some of the ones definitely from here...

Corner Brook

Newfoundland 1971.19 by Henry mixsell, on Flickr

Quidi Vidi, St. John's

Newfoundland 1971.30 by Henry mixsell, on Flickr

Newfoundland 1971.39 by Henry mixsell, on Flickr

Newfoundland 1971.41 by Henry mixsell, on Flickr

Newfoundland 1971.42 by Henry mixsell, on Flickr

St. John's

Newfoundland 1971.43 by Henry mixsell, on Flickr

Newfoundland 1971.44 by Henry mixsell, on Flickr

Newfoundland 1971.45 by Henry mixsell, on Flickr

Spaniard's Bay

Newfoundland 1971.71 by Henry mixsell, on Flickr

Middle Cove

Newfoundland 1971.83 by Henry mixsell, on Flickr

IF this is in NL, then it's the Exploits River

Newfoundland 1971.96 by Henry mixsell, on Flickr
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And a few more from the archives. There's still a neighbourhood we call the Old West End, but it's really just a small portion of that neighbourhood. It was destroyed concurrently with the Central Slum. The Old West End was partially demolished to allow the harbour arterial to connect with Water Street. It was half demolished to widen Water Street West to four lanes. And the rest fell into ruin when the Central Slums inhabitants (this was their main commercial area) were pushed elsewhere.

The areas in blue are what's gone today:



And some pics of how it used to look (mostly... at this point the Central Slum was already gone, as you can see in the first pic - the new City Hall has already been put up on part of it):









And the above angle today:











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A rare picture of what George Street looked like before it was revitalized. It really was just a back lane for Water Street and Duckworth, a few bars still but mostly just the warehouse ends of businesses.



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And a couple of pictures from 1941: Winston Churchill was on the ship:



U.S. Army barracks on the Southside Hills overlooking downtown:



And Water Street East way back when...

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This, for example, is not anywhere in NL that I recognize. Could it be North Sydney?
I've spent the last hour and a half looking on google earth.....no idea. That large white building looks like a hospital which may or may not be around still and the large church and graveyard should still be around. It looks like it had to have been a relatively larger town....especially if there is a hospital of that size. Shit, I even cross referenced a map of hospitals in nfld and looked in those current towns to see if it could be it.....stumped.

My initial reaction was it has to be somewhere in conception bay, mostly due to the older buildings....And it has cars in the picture so it shouldn't be some remote community that does exist any more.


Given the Sydney ferry terminal was the previous picture....It would make sense that the next picture was Placentia/Argentia taken from the ferry but I don't think it is.
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oh and those photos from Labrador in that guys flickr account are incredible. Daily life photos from the early 70's in Labrador.....can't be a lot of those laying around.
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From maps of British North America. We dropped in importance so far so fast. From one of the largest, to one of the also-rans, in just a few decades.



Question for SSP forumers:

What is the largest CMA that's not represented in that list?

Kelowna? Barrie? Red Deer? Kamloops? Sudbury?

In the US there are cities of millions that practically didn't exist in 1920: Las Vegas, Orlando, etc.

Also somewhat interesting: every region has a fairly major (non-suburban) city that isn't on that list; not just cities in Alberta and BC, but cities like Fredericton, Granby, Sudbury, etc.
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Interesting that there is nothing nearer Toronto than Oshawa and Hamilton. Toronto never had a Hull, a New Westminster, a St. Boniface -- not really anything close to that.
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Going through some old ebooks from the archives trying to find out more information about other communities that are large today.

Instead got punched right in the heart.

It's a report on life in Canada and Newfoundland in the early 1860s. Lovely descriptions of Canada, such as:



And we get...







Jesus. Oh well, at least we loved it ourselves then too. lol
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I've spent the last hour and a half looking on google earth.....no idea. That large white building looks like a hospital which may or may not be around still and the large church and graveyard should still be around. It looks like it had to have been a relatively larger town....especially if there is a hospital of that size. Shit, I even cross referenced a map of hospitals in nfld and looked in those current towns to see if it could be it.....stumped.

My initial reaction was it has to be somewhere in conception bay, mostly due to the older buildings....And it has cars in the picture so it shouldn't be some remote community that does exist any more.


Given the Sydney ferry terminal was the previous picture....It would make sense that the next picture was Placentia/Argentia taken from the ferry but I don't think it is.
You might be able to figure it out by researching the lightship. Like the other ones pictured in this article, she seems to have had a name painted on her side but it has mostly worn off. Unfortunately it is hard to see the number.
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Interesting that there is nothing nearer Toronto than Oshawa and Hamilton. Toronto never had a Hull, a New Westminster, a St. Boniface -- not really anything close to that.

Most of the city had merged together by 1914. Had this been a decade or two earlier you'd likely have seen suburbs like Yorkville, Parkdale, and North Toronto up there. Still, I'm surprised by the absence of places like Weston, Mimico, and Long Branch. Guess it was in the following couple decades that their growth really took off.
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Fire at the Château Frontenac in 1926


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Some pictures from an album credited as being Newfoundland 1971 - but some of these are definitely from elsewhere.

This, for example, is not anywhere in NL that I recognize. Could it be North Sydney?

Newfoundland 1971.11 by Henry mixsell, on Flickr

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I thought it looked like Nova Scotia, and it is in fact North Sydney. You can see the gabled white house on the right, here in Google streetview:

https://goo.gl/maps/MXYjxkvDvkC2
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Stumbled upon this map of my neighbourhood from 1919



The same angle in 2015, all high density except for the triangular shaped native reserve on the left edge

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I thought it looked like Nova Scotia, and it is in fact North Sydney. You can see the gabled white house on the right, here in Google streetview:

https://goo.gl/maps/MXYjxkvDvkC2
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A few from FB.

U-Boat in the harbour.



Old passports.



The edge of the Central Slum.



I knew we were considered for Confederation in the 1860s, but were passionately against it... but I thought it was a non-issue. I didn't realize that, back then, there was actually a campaign here to prevent it. Some propaganda from the 1800s, as opposed to the 1940s:



Fire on the southside, WWII. This pic was originally thought to be of when the Germans torpedoed St. John's, but those hit much farther to the left well out of view of this angle.



The Confederate, the main paper that supported the Confederates and Confederation. You can see their term "British Union", which is how joining Canada was marketed here:



And the Independent, the main daily for Nationalists.



House window during the referendums in 1948.



"PEI Premier warns NLers to beware of Confederation". One of the things I only learned here on SSP is how opposed the Maritimes turned out to be.

Downtown West End before 351 and Fortis.



1900s, Water Street

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That Ottawa shot a few up... wow.
Really. It always shocks me.

I've had an on and off relationship with Ottawa for decades, since the 70s, and I spend a lot of time there now (and Gatineau -Aylmer). It's grown to become such a beautiful city..

I even remember old addresses. My much older sister married a student from Ottawa U and lived in a two room place with a shared bathroom at 340 Somerset E.

Then she spent a short time at 911 Queen st., now long gone. Very pre-loft, it was cool. A walk-up, maybe even four floors, they were on the top. Ceilings were about 12 feet. There was a large, narrow bedroom with two long narrow window, the only windows to outside, to a fire escape, with a series of five or six old panelled doors that opened to the living room. The kitchen, about 8x8, And the bathroom both had small windows that faced onto a large skylight. As a twelve year old, it was the coolest place I had ever seen.

It was expropriated and she moved to 84 Beech, just off Preston.Little Italy.
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