Young woman woodworking

photographic print

The subject of this photograph is an unidentified young woman taking a woodworking course at Okanagan College in Kelowna in 1970. It is very illustrative of the period, especially the changing roles and attitudes about what constituted a suitable education for a woman.

The photo was taken for the Provincial Media Education Centre – which produced promotional and educational material for the BC government – and would have been intended to show how progressive the BC Education system had become. The psychedelic styling of her dress makes it easy to date this photo!

This object selected by Ann ten Cate. View Profile »