Recently, I found someone selling old slides on Craigslist, dating back to the early 1900s. Intrigued, I bought about 120 of these slides and scanned them in as a personal project, and in doing so found myself intrigued at how some things have drastically changed, while others remain absolutely the same. Going forward, I'll be uploading some favourites from each case of slides and offer my thoughts.
I'm told these photos are from Chilcotin Lake, and taken on September 15th, 1949, about a 4hr drive West from Williams Lake, BC. No other info was given to me, but it seems pretty evident they were out hunting.......I count 1 moose, 1 deer, and at least 33 ducks....Does anyone know what the season limits were back then?
I also notice the absolute lack of 4x4 vehicles to get to their hunting grounds....were they better at driving with limited vehicles, or did they not need to go to quite so remote locations to get to reasonable hunting grounds in those days?
Anything in these photos make you curious? Have some information about the locations? Leave a comment below and let's chat about it!