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Dreaming of Tomorrow At Alberta Vocational Schools, 1970


In 1970, Alberta vocational schools busied itself with training Canadian workers.To promote education and its schools, the Alberta Public Affairs Bureau took these pictures.

Preserved at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, the photos how us students learning a trade.In a look notably borrowed by film director Wes Anderson, with their saturated colours, the photographs possess a sense of stillness.Just as with the pictures of Technicians at the Government of Alberta Dairy and Food Canada Laboratory, things are clean, soft, precise and comforting.It’ all a little otherworldly and dreamy and immersive.Come along to the Vermilion Agricultural and Vocational College, Vermilion, Alberta.You’ll fit right in…

h/t: flashbak

Cooking class

Woodcraft class

Business machine class

Carpentry class

Secretarial training

Sewing class

Cooking class

Sewing display

Retail clerk class

Music class

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