The Dales House at 414 Alexander Street circa 1890 CVA Photo SGN 490

Sunday, September 20, 2009

BEER BEER BEER - In 1913, Every Drop Was Clean...

These are those beer ads from the 1913 Vancouver newspapers I mentioned in my previous posting. These were interspersed between articles on the war brewing in the Balkans. Greece and Serbia were invading Bulgaria. A massive earthquake had devastated Calabria. Further north Vesuvius was threatening eruption.

Here in Canada, a disastrous train accident near Ottawa involving a passenger train filled with newly arrived immigrants was making the headlines.

Though World War I was looming just over the horizon, Vancouver newspapers proudly advertised German beer. Read the ad for Kuntz's Old German Lager. I love the line, "It will capture you too".  

And get a load of those prices!  

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