CVA – Bu P550 – [Crowd on Beatty Street observing Harry Gardiner (the ‘Human Fly’ scale the World Tower] 1918 Stuart Thomson photo. (Note: The original image seemed to be to be slightly over-exposed; adjustments have been made to this copy).
According to the Vancouver dailies of the time, there were 10,000 people watching as Harry Gardiner, the “human fly”, climbed the exterior of the World Tower (later, the Sun Tower) without any special climbing equipment, wearing street clothes and his bifocal spectacles. My grandmother would simply have used her multi-purpose word and said that there were, ‘scads’ of people.
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