Archive of posts tagged "archives photo"

Vancouver Tourist Tips from 1925


Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 — 11:24am PDT
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If you only had one day, three days, or a week to spend in Vancouver what would you see and do? On the back of an American tourist map from 1925, one of those ephemeral artifacts I have handy in my family’s personal local archives, I found a suggested itinerary for a time when our […]

Archive Photo of the Day: Harrison Lake Camping


Thursday, May 28th, 2015 — 9:44am PDT
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Harrison Lake Camping, 1889 by Bailey Bros. Photography Vancouver Archives #Out P23

Archive Photo of the Day: Kitsilano Pool


Monday, May 25th, 2015 — 11:14am PDT
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Kitsilano Pool and Beach, between 1940 and 1948. Photograph: The Camera Products Co. Vancouver Archives #AM54-S4-: Be P19

Archive Photo of the Day: Hot Dog Concession at the PNE


Thursday, May 14th, 2015 — 9:14am PDT
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Concession stands and food carts have come a long way at Playland and the PNE but you can always rely on the availability of the classic footlong hot dog. 1953 – Vancouver Archives #CVA 180-7211. Earlier this spring, the Pacific National Exhibition announced the passing of the ‘King of the Midway,’ legendary pitchman and carny, […]

Archive Photo of the Day: Mount Pleasant Streetcar


Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 — 10:14am PDT
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Mount Pleasant, waiting for the street car, 1908. Timms Photographic Co. Photograph shows Westminster Avenue (Main Street) between 8th and 9th Avenues. Source: City of Vancouver Archives #Dist P144.

Archive Photo of the Day: PNE Parade on Hastings


Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 — 1:44pm PDT
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PNE opening day parade along Hastings Street in 1947. A highlight of the 1947 PNE was the first “Old Timers” hockey game ever staged in Canada. It took place at the PNE Forum and featured Fred “Cyclone” Taylor, one of hockey’s all time greats. Source: City of Vancouver Archives #CVA 180-1328.