King Edward VIII

For the last few days, I’ve been posting articles from the July 10 1936 Toronto Daily Star. At the time, Edward VIII was in the middle of his brief reign as King of England, before abdicating in December. There were two items in the paper related to the King.

The first was an ad for a portrait of the King, available to anyone who had bought at least one container of Bee Hive Golden Corn Syrup and one container of Durham Corn Starch:


The portrait was specifically designed for framing!

The other article was a bit of filler that described a vote of censure on Richmond Hill school trustees:


The King’s birthday was on June 23, which would have been close to the end of school term. Perhaps the Richmond Hill school was scheduling final exams during that week.

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