Known as “The Paper the Retailer Reads,” this monthly magazine dates back to 1907.
The outside and inside covers are two colours — black and red. The contents of the magazine, printed in black, include articles and advertising with graphics and illustrations. Most of the advertising is concerned with foods, clothing, and some household products.
School Days magazine was a cross between a school reader, a workbook, a comic book, and a copy book. The pen and ink drawings in School Days are worthy of study in themselves. In addition to the scores of drawings by the Shermans, there are many drawings by well-known Vancouver artists such as Spencer Perceval Judge, L. M. Hagar, and Charles H. Scott (director of the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts). Late in the 1920s, a number of illustrations were also provided by various students of the art school, including Ellen M. Moore, Maisie Robertson, and Peter Meilleur.
Charles H. Scott often contributed a full-page pen-and-ink drawing to School Days for special holidays such as Easter and Thanksgiving.