1950’s Primary Sources

What can we learn about life in the 1950’s from advertisements?




Dating Advice:  Are You Ready to Go Steady ? From Coronet Educational Films

How to be Popular: A guide, From Coronet Educational Films

Protecting Canadian Culture: The Massey Commission

What would Massey see today ?

‘The feeling after the war was we can do anything. It’s all within our grasp . . . It was this push that forced the government to do something. It was from the ground up.’

Mavor Moore, arts eminence

Click to look back at the Massey Commission