Unlike the front page where I try to keep the stories a bit more formal and well-cited, the blog page is for less formality, more opinion, and unstructured thoughts. It’s also a place to share a bit more of the sausage-making of history from the perspective of someone caught in the middle of three approaches.
It turns out that entirely too much of the conversation takes place on Twitter and far too little on blogs. I’ll be more aggressive in muting and all that I think. I still don’t much care for the service, but after a week or so away, the balance tipped towards missing out on too many good things. Can’t win for losing I suppose.
As noted last week, Ontario’s Premier was styled “Prime Minister” during the terms of both Leslie Frost and John Robarts. Here’s an example of that from the letterhead used in Leslie Frost’s office during the 1950s.
Another thing I enjoy when it comes to archival photos is seeing crop marks and doing the deed myself.
It only applies to two of them, but one of my all-time favourite genres of transportation related archival photo has to be the Ontario-Prime-Minister-Enjoying-Subway-Opening.1The Premier of Ontario was styled “Prime Minister” by Leslie Frost and John Robarts. Bill Davis changed it back to “Premier” when he took over the Pink Palace’s big chair in 1971. Fun fact: Bill Davis is the only Premier I’ve ever met.
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One of my favourite things about Google Maps’ satellite view is finding the messages that have been placed on rooftops. In the case above, Jackman Avenue Junior Public School is all about peace, and in the case below, this home on Gerrard East is about love.