In 1895 selling his few worldly possessions, Joseph travels steerage across the ocean from the Baltics to the shores of South Africa. He continues his journey covering over 1000 miles of wild and rugged terrain with a friend, horse, compass, pistol and dreams of a better life in a new land. He walks into Bulawayo, Rhodesia, just months before the second Matabele war, where he later sets up an outpost. Joseph and his son Henry – a boxer, a mining engineer and a Hurricane fighter pilot during WW2 are the original adventurers of "Joseph Henry 1895".
Today "Joseph Henry 1895" continues a family tradition of supplying nomads and adventurers. We offer a selection of vintage inspired waxed canvas goods and apothecary products handcrafted in Red Deer, Canada.