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Vintage Vancouver Postcards

October 31st, 2012 @ 11:39am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver has always been a hot tourism destination. From being marketed as the “City of Destiny” to visitors sending postcards around the globe to say: “wish you were here”. I searched the Vancouver Archives and Vancouver Public Library Archives this week to find some old postcards that tourists and locals alike could purchase and send home throughout the years.

Vintage Vancouver Postcards


1907 – Touring care near Brockton Point. VPL Number: 138. Photographer: Philip Timms.


1927 – Kitsilano Beach. VPL Number: 86724. Photographer: Leonard Frank.


Unknown – Entrance to Stanley Park. VPL Number: 86821.


1950’s – White Rock. VPL Number: 71570. Photographer: JC Walker.


1917 – VPL Number: 71516 & 71517 & 71518.


Unknown – Joe Fortes at English Bay Beach. Vancouver’s Citizen of the Century. VPL Number: 50133.


1919. Photo postcard by Leonard Frank. Archives# CVA 1477-1429.


1910s: Broadbridge Bullen photo postcard. Archives# CVA 677-393.


1920’s – Crescent Beach. Archives Item# CVA 99-3102. Photographer: Stuart Thomson.

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One comment

  1. ariane c says:

    Love the collection you posted! I’m always excited to find old postcards through vintage shops and rummage sales, no matter where I’m exploring.

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