1960s Camera Shop Interior

The images below show a couple of interior views of an unnamed camera shop taken (it is estimated by the City of Vancouver Archives) sometime in the 1960s. I wondered if these were early shots of Leo’s Camera Supply on Granville near Nelson. It has certainly been around long enough, having recently celebrated 60 years in business (August 2015). The counters in the images also appear to me to be similar to the counters at Leo’s; however, I suspect that such fixtures were de rigeur for any serious camera shop of the time.

In a bio note in CVA’s online records, they indicate that the photographer of these images, Leslie F. Sheraton, “was co-owner of a photographic supply shop in Vancouver.” Whether the shop was Leo’s or some other shop, is not stated. But it seems likely that these images were made in the retail outlet co-owned by Sheraton.

Mike, in his comment below, claims that these are early images of Dunne & Rundle. Dunne & Rundle, today, has a small camera shop in the basement of Bentall Centre.

CVA - 2008-022.038 - [Interior of camera store] 196- LF Sheraton photo.
CVA – 2008-022.038 – [Interior of camera store] 196- LF Sheraton photo.
CVA - 2008-022.039 - [Interior of camera store] 196- LF Sheraton photo.
CVA – 2008-022.039 – [Interior of camera store] 196- LF Sheraton photo.
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3 Responses to 1960s Camera Shop Interior

  1. Sheila says:

    Yes, I thought it looked like Leo’s.

  2. Mike says:

    That’s
    Dunne and Rundle

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