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Archives Photos of the Day: Christmas Decorations


Friday, November 30th, 2012 — 12:13pm PDT
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It’s almost December and while some lament the fact that Christmas tunes are already being played on the radio and in stores, others are embracing the season — and people like my neighbour have their tree up already! With Santa Claus parades in Surrey and Vancouver this weekend and tree lighting ceremonies happening around the region, I thought I would take a look at some old festive photos from the Vancouver Public Library archives this week:


1949 – Entrance to Exhibition Park, Christmas trees on pillars. VPL Number: 80776.
Photographer: Tom Christopherson.


1949 – British Properties sales office decorated for Christmas.
VPL Number: 81117. Photographer: Artray.


(Left) 1936 – Fire trucks on West Hastings. VPL Number: 19134. Photographer: Philip Timms.
(Right) 1932 – BC Electric Sales Room decorated for Christmas. VPL Number: 70431A.
Photographer: King Studio.


1963 – Hastings Street from Richards Street at night. VPL Number: 43349.
Photographer: Province Newspaper.


1965 – Vancouver General Hospital X-Mas tree. VPL Number: 42319.
Photographer: Province Newspaper.


Marine Building Interior Decorated for Christmas. VPL Number: 14664 & 14664A.
Photographer: Leonard Frank.


1927 – North West Abbott and Hastings. Woodwards Department Store.
VPL Number: 10419. Photographer: Leonard Frank.


1929 – Spencer’s Department Store at Christmas. VPL Number: 17174.

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One comment

  1. Emilia T says:

    Loved the pictures. I remember the Eatons old location after Spencer’s. The decorations were very magical for me

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