Who needs Instagram to give their camp photos that nostalgic vibe? At Girl Guides of Canada, we’ve got lots of classic camp photos with that great hazy look that can only come from the 1970s and 1980s.
Our archives sometimes receives donations of photographs with very little accompanying information , so put our detective skills to work to determine the date of a photograph.
The Cabbage Patch kid and K-Way jacket in this photo point to the 1980s.
While this picture could almost have been taken this summer, the style of back pack and trefoil on one Ranger’s shirt provide us with a clue that this photo was taken in the early 1980s.
The gingham camp uniform shirt peeking out from under the jacket on the left helps us to place this photo in the 1970s.
If you look closely you can see a 60th anniversary patch on the camp hat in this picture, placing it in the early 1970s.
When we zoom in on the camp hats in this picture one of the patches has the year 1979.