26 Rare Photos of an ‘Injured’ Marilyn Monroe on Crutches in Canada in the Summer of 1953

Marilyn Monroe filmed River of No Return in the Canadian Rockies at Alberta’s Bow Valley. It was her first western and during filming she twisted her ankle during a scene in the river, bringing Joe DiMaggio to her side as she hobbled around on crutches. Some say the injury was Marilyn’s way of getting backContinue reading “26 Rare Photos of an ‘Injured’ Marilyn Monroe on Crutches in Canada in the Summer of 1953”

49 Vintage Photos Showing the Ruins of Sarnia, Ontario After the Tornado in 1953

A powerful tornado struck the city of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, on the afternoon of May 21, 1953. It made at least 150 homes on the more suburban outskirts of the city were damaged and in some instances reduced to rubble. Financial losses in Canada totaled $15 million; five people were killed, 48 were injured, andContinue reading “49 Vintage Photos Showing the Ruins of Sarnia, Ontario After the Tornado in 1953”

61 Vintage Photos Showing the Montreal Expo in 1967

The 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was commonly known, was a general exhibition, Category One World’s Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It is considered to be the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century with the most attendees to that dateContinue reading “61 Vintage Photos Showing the Montreal Expo in 1967”

73 Interesting Vintage Photos Showing Transportation in Toronto During the 1980s

Toronto is the capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario. With a recorded population of 2,794,356 in 2021, it is the most populous city in Canada and the fourth most populous city in North America. The city is the anchor of the Golden Horseshoe, an urban agglomeration of 9,765,188 people (as of 2021) surroundingContinue reading “73 Interesting Vintage Photos Showing Transportation in Toronto During the 1980s”

50 Vintage Photos Showing Everyday Life in Canada During the Early 20th Century

Canada is a country in North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering over 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area. Its southern and western border with the UnitedContinue reading “50 Vintage Photos Showing Everyday Life in Canada During the Early 20th Century”

30 Incredible Color Photos of Montreal, Canada in the 1960s

Montreal is the second-most populous city in Canada and most populous city in the Canadian province of Quebec. Founded in 1642 as Ville-Marie, or “City of Mary”, it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill around which the early city of Ville-Marie is built. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, whichContinue reading “30 Incredible Color Photos of Montreal, Canada in the 1960s”

How A Small Group Of Canadian Paratroopers Saved Denmark From Soviet Occupation

By May 1945 the war in Europe had finally started to wind down. Yet for the men of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, there was one final mission to complete before they were relieved. Due to increasing tensions between them and the USSR, the Western Allies recognized that they had to take as much GermanContinue reading “How A Small Group Of Canadian Paratroopers Saved Denmark From Soviet Occupation”

‘Wait for Me, Daddy’ – Story Behind One of Canada’s Most Famous Photos During World War II

It’s October 1, 1940 and Province photographer Claude P. Dettloff is standing on Columbia Street at 8th Street in New Westminster, his press camera up to his eye, preparing to take a shot. He’s focusing on a line of hundreds of men of the B.C. Regiment marching down 8th to a waiting train. Soldiers ofContinue reading “‘Wait for Me, Daddy’ – Story Behind One of Canada’s Most Famous Photos During World War II”

Fred Herzog’s Early Color Street Photographs of Vancouver From the 1950s and 1960s

Fred Herzog (September 21, 1930 – September 9, 2019) devoted his artistic life to walking the streets of Vancouver as well as almost 40 countries with his Leica, photographing – mostly with colour slide film – his observations of the street life with all its complexities. Herzog ultimately became celebrated internationally for his pioneering streetContinue reading “Fred Herzog’s Early Color Street Photographs of Vancouver From the 1950s and 1960s”

48 Vintage Photos of Life in Canada during the 1950s

Canada is a country in North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area. Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891Continue reading “48 Vintage Photos of Life in Canada during the 1950s”