Sunday, January 25, 2015

OWN YOUR FARM IN CANADA, VINTAGE POSTER SUNDAY



This poster image comes from Canada and dates just after WWI.  This was part of a marketing campaign where Canada tried to increase immigration from Britain by bringing young migrants to the country.  They offered free passage, good wages, farm instruction, and assistant to buy their own farm. 

Interesting that they pushed this type of immigration to create farms across the country.  I wonder how many young men took them up on this offer?

Hope you are having a good weekend, we have had a productive one.  Sadly, the ground is still SO wet from yet more rain so not much being done in the garden to prep for Spring but that can come in the next few weeks.  But we have crossed a couple of things off THE LIST, ha.  

More later this evening!

11 comments:

Sarah said...

This kind of thing makes me wish I could time travel, and gender-swap as needed! Oh, to live in a time when farmland was so inexpensive and easy to come by. Now, I'm in the boat of working years in the city to try to scrounge a down payment somewhere rural.

Family lore has it that my great-grandfather paid a $10 down payment for his ranch in California's Santa Cruz Mountains--an area where even a small house and piece of land now can be over a million.

MaryJo said...

Unfortunately a lot of children over the years did not have the choice of being sent to Canada, Australia & Rhodesia & I can only hope some did manage to purchase some farm land.

By the way Happy Australia Day to other Aussies!

Practical Parsimony said...

This poster is for boys 14-19! I wonder if there were campaigns for other demographics.

Texas Rose said...

What an pretty farm scene! The lure of a farm like that with ample acreage would have been appealing for some young men in post-war Britain where options were limited. If it all worked out as stated, that would have been a great opportunity. It would be interesting to know how many went over and succeeded.

Yes, it was still kinda squishy outside this weekend. I put on my rubber boots, walked around, and picked some vegetables and fruit - but, as you said, too wet to do any garden work.
I know that just getting out of the city and being at your Farm was great - and drawing a line through some items on The List!
And hopefully there were not any unwelcome critters this time - dead or alive!

1st Man said...

Wow, good point huh? Can you imagine? They practically just gave it away! $10? holy cow, that's amazing....

1st Man said...

I didn't realize that. Yeah, it would be interesting to know more about it, like if they were successful, any descendants today still have the land etc.

And as for Australia Day, I had no idea, Happy Australia Day from us to all our Aussie followers as well!!!

1st Man said...

I know, isn't that crazy? I wonder if older men, and/or women were asked to do that. This was after the war and before the second one.

1st Man said...

It was a very appealing picture huh? I will see what I can find out. Perhaps some of our Canadian followers might have the answer too?

Squishy for sure. We have quite a few low spots around the yard and when it's wet it's just a mess to walk around in. No unwelcome critters in either format, ha, so that was good.

Janie Junebug said...

Favorite Young Man and I are thinking about applying for political asylum in Canada depending on who is elected president. Assuming we're accepted, where should we live?

Love,
Janie

Kev Alviti said...

Doesn't show the snow on the ground for six months though does it! I bet I would have been tempted still!

Delores said...

lol...they forgot to mention our hideous weather 7 months out of 12.