Saturday, November 28, 2015

Mexican Recruits

Since last week was Canada Week, it seems only appropriate to look at our neighbors to the south this week. So, welcome to South of the Border week here at OPOD. We start with this picture from around 1900. Mexican Army Conscripts are being loaded on a train. The recruited men were Yaqui Indians. 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Deer Hunting

We wrap up Canada Week with this picture of a successful deer hunt. The picture was taken in Canada. I am not sure how popular hunting is in Canada now days, but I would imagine they would have some great animals.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Killarney Canada

Today's picture shows Main Street in Killarney, Canada. The picture is from 1940, and shows storefronts and a Dairy Truck.

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.