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Back to School 1915-1975

posted by: The Royal Hotel Chilliwack on: August 13, 2019 11:22:55 AM


1960's School Reader

image credit: Chilliwack Museum & Archives

As the middle of August approaches and parents look forward to the start of a new school year, I thought it would be fun to see how "back to school" has evolved over 6 decades, starting in 1915.


Chilliwack Progress, August 26, 1915



Chilliwack Progress, Sept. 1, 1926



Chilliwack Progress, August 26, 1936




Chilliwack Progress, Sept. 3, 1941


Local dairy's "back to school" advertising campaign.
Chilliwack Progress, Sept. 8, 1943


Chilliwack Progress, Sept. 1, 1948


Old fashioned school desk

image credit: Chilliwack Museum & Archives



Back to school fashions from Eatons Dept. Store
Chilliwack Progress, August 27, 1952



Chilliwack Progress, Sept. 2, 1959



Chance to win a bike for back to school!
Chilliwack Progress, August 30, 1960



Chilliwack Progress, Sept. 6, 1967



Auld Phillips Back to School Fashions, circa 1975
Chilliwack Progress, Aug. 27, 1975
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