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Cochrane history: Newspaper ads in 1930

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We’re letting our eyes wander away from news stories this week, as we look at Cochrane history.

Public library archivist Ardis Proulx-Chedore has uncovered some interesting ads from 1930 editions of the Northland Post, like this movie ad form the Empire Theatre in May that year:

“The spectacle of the ages! Dolores Costello in Noah’s Ark, with George O’Brien, a Warner Brothers Vitaphone Talking Picture!”

There’s also an ad for Northern Ontario Dry ginger ale, manufactured exclusively by David’s Bottling Works, Phone 333 in Cochrane.

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And this: “From the Corner Drug Store on Railway Street, opposite the station, for winter coughs and colds: Wampole’s Preparation of Cod Liver Oil, one dollar; and Buckley’s Bronchitis Mixture, 40 cents and 75 cents.”

That’s an extremely small sample of what you can find in the archives at the Cochrane Library, any Thursday afternoon.

(Cochrane Public Library Archives)
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