One Year Of Photography by Howard Haby

109/365: Them Days

Today’s photo is of a stack of THEM DAYS magazines. If you’re from Labrador, you know what I’m talking about, if you’re not from Labrador, then you may not. THEM DAYS magazines give an account of what life was like way back when  in Labrador, giving the histories of early settlers and the families of the people of this land. The subtitle on the cover is  Stories Of Early Labrador. Some of the articles, like the one in which Amy’s grandmother is interviewed, are written down as if they came straight out of her mouth, dialect and all. Like she was sitting right next to you. She gives a massive account of her family leading generations back, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts and uncle, cousins, just about everything and everyone. That woman had quite a memory and quite a head on her shoulders. These magazines are a great resource for historians, and in the case of Amy and her sister, an invaluable resource for doing a little genealogical research. But they are for just about anyone who happens to be  interested in what life was like here, during the last couple hundred years. And seeing how this is a photography blog, I should let you know that the magazines are loaded with tons of old photos as well.


One response

  1. Mandy Poole

    I always found those magazines to be so entertaining. My grandmother, grandfather and I would take a look at a few every weekend and she would tell me her own personal stories of when they were younger.. usually relating to stories in the books. I can’t remember which one I was reading, but there was one in particular that had a lot of old ghost stories in it- always was my favorite.

    May 23, 2010 at 5:44 pm

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