Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Over There

I found this old poster in the lobby of the Veteran's Centre at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre which my father has recently moved into. There is a bit of printing at the bottom that suggests it may be from 1915 but I'm not sure about that.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

24 comments:

genie said...

What a wonderful find. I love any memorabilia from WWI as my daddy was in the army in France.

Taken For Granted said...

That is a wonderful poster from pre- WW I. The soldier's uniform says WW I. Great find for the Signs blog.

Sharon Anck said...

That message is sort of scary in a way.
I've been watching the whole "Foyle's War" series on Netflix and this poster made me think of that for a minute.

Lowell said...

Sorry to hear about your father. But I'm sure he'll receive the best of care in the Health Sciences Centre.

Got to watch those "patriotic" posters. They don't mention that you'll probably die if you go "over there."

Gosia k said...

Great poster but I would like to have peace in Europe

Marleen said...

Almost a hundred years old! Nice find.

William Kendall said...

It certainly does evoke that era.

VP said...

Century-old history!

Andy said...

Wow! 100 years old!

TexWisGirl said...

wow. and sad, too.

Revrunner said...

Certainly has that look.

Cloudia said...

So interesting. *Sigh*

Geoff Wilkinson said...

That's a very moving poster, belated happy new year...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh how nice ... The residents must enjoy seeing this and I bet it sparks many conversations and memories.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh or maybe not about the memories ... I was thinking WWII, but I just noticed the date ...sigh.

Stephanie said...

Nice one! I looked at your previous posts. You have some great shots especially that one.

Lois said...

What a great find!

Halcyon said...

Nice sentiment.

Aimeecakes said...

A very cool poster... even if the message is a bit ominous

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm guessing you'll be visiting here quite a bit Pat? Love the poster not so much the message, especially when you think it was all for nought, the world is still fighting!

EG CameraGirl said...

Signs like this make me sad since I know how awful it was to be a soldier and how many lost their lives in the First World War. The poster makes it seem like it was an adventure...which it was NOT!

ellen b. said...

Interesting historical sign...

Sheila Todd Julio Hallelujah Monduwan said...

winsome!

Jack said...

I hope your father is happy and well cared-for in his new home. And, yes, it is likely that this poster is really from 1915. That was a period in which posters were used often to generate public attention, and the art work looks like the art from the period.