Newspapers have obviously changed in the last 63 years. The print and paper quality, size, typeface and layouts are quite different in The Vancouver Sun but the most glaring difference is the reporting style. The photo above was published Tuesday, September 2, 1947 in the second section, top and centre. It shows the victims and onlookers at a motor vehicle accident on King George Highway, bleeding and battered bodies still in the car. The driver is obviously dead, blood draining from his nose.
If you close to my age you’ll remember those Simpsons-Sears catalogues that were delivered to our doors, full of all that great stuff we loved so much as kids but could never talk our parents into buying for us. Bicycles, transistor radios, record players, board games; all of it was contained within the pages of the Simpsons-Sears catalogue along with those spicy pictures of bras and girdles.