Vic Runtz, a long-time cartoonist for The Guardian newspaper in Charlottetown, had a large collection of phototgraphs from his time there. Through his position with the newspaper, he was able to get to know Elton Woodside, the Flying Farmer who delivered the newspapers across the province therefore allowing for highly-detailed aerial photographs of many of the communities at the time. Upon discovering this amazing collection, D. Scott MacDonald set out on the task to take photographs of the same communities today.
Together with photos from Vic's collection that shows his varied interest in the Island, Prince Edward Island Then and Now is a fascinating look at the way the Island has changed over the past sixty years.
About the author
D. Scott MacDonald,a native of Charlottetown, attended West Kent School, Queen Charlotte High and Prince of Wales College. His early career was in banking and for the last 25 years he was an in-house accountant for various firms. Although recently retires, Scott is actively involved in Zion Presbyterian Church and the Seniors Active Living Centre. He lists his interests as golf, bridge as well as other card games, and woodworking. Scott wrote a history of Zion Presbyterian Church in 1997. He is married to Cathy [nee Andrews] and lives in Stratford.