Wry and Ginger

29 Feb 2016: On perspective

  One of the Kitchener 1916 project’s challenges is perspective. I read early 20th-century newspaper articles and try to turn off my early 21st Century sensibilities. While it’s not always possible, I think it’s important that I’m aware of my biases and experiences—“lenses,” if you will—when reviewing the accounts of the day. To be fair, […] Read more…


31 Jan 2016: Muscle memory

The last time I surrounded myself with microfilm I was in University, and a research assistant for a two-volume biography of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. It didn’t take long to get back into the swing of things, weaving celluloid over the hill and dale of rollers, whirring through images, losing myself in the detritus of […] Read more…

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