Here's something you don't see every day, Canadian recruitment and propaganda posters from World War I. But what makes these posters interesting is the fact that they all all meant to recruit soldier from Montreal. Various battalions and regiments all posted these signs in order to recruit as many young men as they could and their tactics and rather savvy.
They use high ranking generals as "poster boys" and show you how you can be part of their famous and glorious regiments. They try to make you identify with a particular group so you'll help out your buddies, so whether you're Irish, Jewish, French or even an athlete or a truck driver, they've got the right regiment for you.
There are two posters that are particularly fascinating, the first one tries to guilt citizens into joining the war effort instead of being lazy and watching a hockey game. (that's just plain genius) The second one can only be referred to as vintage click-bait, where they literally say "READ THIS!" at the top of the poster.
You could be reclining on rattan furniture, sipping a cocktail on a Floridian veranda right about now. But you're not. You're here watching your Golden Girls DVD box set and dreaming of an escape to less dreary locales. Thankfully, however, Boho Boutique is here to help you complete the fantasy with some affordable rattan furniture in Montreal.
The Instagram page, bohoboutique.mtl, is run by Montrealer Stephanie Lee, who told MTL Blog that it all started after she made a move and began furnishing her new place.
She says she developed a passion for interior design in the intense and very relatable boredom that followed the first pandemic lockdown.
It's no secret that the 514 is a super trendy city. And stores in Montreal's Plateau area definitely provide some of the trendiest styles around. There are tons of places to hit the racks and find some of the most amazing pieces for your wardrobe.
Packed with local designers, vintage and thrift spots and even some gift shops, you can feel totally original and one-of-a-kind in your style.