Historical Display Panels

1920 Street

For those following the Facebook stream today, we challenged you
with three sample images from our historical display panels on
1920’s street. These panels demonstrate consumer and lifestyl

For those following the Facebook stream today, we challenged you with three sample images from our historical display panels on 1920’s street. These panels demonstrate consumer and lifestyle trends of the 1920’s. Were you able to guess what products were being promoted?

Historical Panel 1

Some of the guesses:

Saddle soap, car wash, bath tubs…

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Historical Panel 2

Some of the guesses:

Tetley Tea, instant coffee, a dairy or creamery…

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Historical Panel 3

The sample for this panel was guessed pretty quick as La Fleche Brothers Tailored Clothes for men.

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Full-size billboards were highly visible in downtown Edmonton in the 1920s.  They were the dominant medium of marketing: an effective way to advertise in a city with a large number of vacant lots.  Freestanding and adjoining billboards were used to improve the 1920s streetscape by concealing undeveloped lots and corner vistas with advertising space.  Fort Edmonton’s billboard representations of companies and products that existed in the 1920’s provide insight into lifestyle, commerce and social aspects of life in early Edmonton.

These historical panels were one of the Fort Edmonton Foundation restoration projects. The Hotel Selkirk and The Fort Edmonton Carousel are just a few examples of high definition history made possible by donations from generous donors. Visit the recognition opportunities section of our website for information on other donation opportunities at the park.
trends of the 1920’s. Were you able to guess what products
were being promoted?

Historical Panel 1

Some of the guesses:

Saddle soap, car wash, bath tubs…

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Historical Panel 2

Some of the guesses:

Tetley Tea, instant coffee, a dairy or creamery…

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Historical Panel 3

The sample for this panel was guessed pretty quick as La Fleche
Brothers Tailored Clothes for men.

Historical -panel -3

 

Full-size billboards were highly visible in downtown Edmonton in
the 1920s.  They were the dominant medium of marketing: an
effective way to advertise in a city with a large number of vacant
lots.  Freestanding and adjoining billboards were used to
improve the 1920s streetscape by concealing undeveloped lots and
corner vistas with advertising space.  Fort Edmonton’s
billboard representations of companies and products that existed in
the 1920’s provide insight into lifestyle, commerce and social
aspects of life in early Edmonton.

These historical panels were one of the Fort Edmonton Foundation
restoration projects. The Hotel Selkirk and The Fort Edmonton
Carousel are just a few examples of high definition history made
possible by donations from generous donors. Visit the recognition opportunities
section of our website for information on other donation
opportunities at the park.