Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Welcome Wagon

Today we have a picture of the Canadian Welcome Wagon. It is from 1905, and looks to be a drivable trolley type car. The car sports all type of advertisements for visiting or relocating to Canada. A very interesting vehicle!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Quebec, Canada

Today's picture shows a storefront in Quebec, Canada. The picture was taken in 1937. It is a little surprising to see a horse drawn wagon in use at this relatively late date.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Canadian Landscape

I have visited Canada several times on business trips, but never got the chance to experience the splendor of nature there. The picture above is a shot of the Bow Valley near Alberta Canada. What a beautiful place this must be. The picture was taken in 1910.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Royal Canadian Mountie

Welcome to Canada Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at pictures of our Northern Neighbors and we start with this picture of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police, more popularly known as a "Mountie". The picture was taken in 1915.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fire Truck

Today's picture shows a fire truck at the US capitol. It was responding to a fire there some time in February of 1926.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fire House

We have another interesting picture of a horse-drawn fire engine from the early 1900's. Interesting that the sign on the building reads "Chemical Engine House". It makes me wonder if this unit focused on fire extinguishers and not water fire fighting.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Los Angeles Fire Department

This is a very interesting picture showing the early days of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The picture was taken in 1887. You can see the fire house, several fire wagons and the firemen. Most interesting, it appears they have a dog. I really do not know how the tradition started of having a dog mascot for fire departments, but it appears to have been going on all the way back to the time of this picture.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fire Station

Today's picture is from around 1920, and it shows equipment in front of a fire station. The picture was taken on a Naval shipyard in California. The two men on the right appear to be sailors.