Tag Archives: 1920s

Esto Perpetua: Walkerville C. I. Lives On


Does November 2nd, 1922 mean anything to you? Probably not unless you’re a Walkerville Collegiate alumnus. On that bright fall day celebrations were held to mark the school’s official opening. A luncheon, a dance, a swimming exhibition and a program … Continue reading

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Cruising 1920s Style


Isn’t this photo a beaut? I’ve been saving it for a while. Tony Beresford, a member of my Windsor Ontario Then facebook group, posted it several months ago but unfortunately, didn’t have much information to go with it. At least … Continue reading

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Captured by Three Little Girls from the 1920s


A few years ago, I bought a couple of old black and white snapshots from Louise, owner of the delightful vintage boutique, Jones & Co., on Wyandotte Street East in Olde Walkerville (Windsor). This particular photo caught my eye because … Continue reading

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Who’s On First? The Walkerville Chicks, that’s who.


It’s kind of fun checking my blog’s stats to see how people find it. Now, before you think I don’t get out much, I have to say in my defence that that is simply not the case. I do get … Continue reading

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BULL THE BOOTLEGGER: Our Noisy 1920s Neighbour


Another great story from “Was I Ever Lucky”, a memoir I am editing for long-time Windsorite, Barbara Kersey (née MacDonald). When my father, mother, little brother and I first came to Windsor from Nova Scotia in the mid-1920s, we lived … Continue reading

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Flap on… Flap off… The Flapper: Roaring 1920s Windsor


Ain’t I the bees’ knees?  Before the start of World War I, the Gibson Girl was all the rage. This elegant, willowy image of feminine beauty was inspired by the drawings of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson. She wore her long hair loosely … Continue reading

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Where’s a flying car when you need one?


I think Bernie Drouillard, a local collector of all things to do with Windsor transit, gave me this photo. I cannot believe that this wonderful trolley used to travel right up my street. It’s turning from Windermere, one block south … Continue reading

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