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The Daily Colonist, September 9, 1914

News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today.

There is a lot of the "usual" vague stories of troop movements and lists of casualties, lacking in detail because of censorship. The propaganda aimed to incense Americans seems to be over for now, although there is one, one paragraph story stating nothing more than the Kaiser has sent a letter to President Wilson without any mention of what might be in the letter.
• More intimations that it will be a long war of attrition
• Vancouver calls for coastal defences
• Interesting ads, and more...

Christmas Shopping Used to be So Much Simpler

22 vintage Chirstmas cigarette ads ranging for the late 1930's to the 1960's ...and one for a lighter from 1954, because with all those smokes, you have to have a lighter!

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