Depression-Era Torontonians Race To Procreate For Cash

None of the Netflix, all of the chill

Patrick Metzger
Smorgasbord of History
3 min readMar 22, 2024

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Competitors Mrs. Sarah Ford and Mrs. Clara Kitt, with output. The Daily Star, October 24, 1936

The 1930s were a difficult decade; dark, dirty, dangerous, and destitute, albeit laden with alliterative possibility. In America, the population posed picturesquely in sepia-toned breadlines, while Europeans brooded over the tragedy of the Great War and plotted a rematch. The people of Toronto, like much of…

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Patrick Metzger
Smorgasbord of History

Dilettante, smartass, apocalypticist. ***See “Lists” for stories by genre.***