Fur Vault

CVA 1184-2244 - [Man with fur coat entering the fur storage vault at Nelsons Laundry] 1940-48 Jack Lindsay photo.

CVA 1184-2244 – [Man with fur coat entering the fur storage vault at Nelsons Laundry] 1940-48 Jack Lindsay photo.

The first and second image in this post were apparently commissioned by Nelson’s Laundry to local pro photographer Jack Lindsay to demonstrate the secure fur coat storage service offered by the launderer. It is difficult to recall/conceive in this day when fur coats have experienced a real ‘crash’ in public esteem (for good reasons) that at one time they were greatly valued and cared for, in some cases at very significant cost. Nelson’s Laundry was located on Cambie Street at 7th Avenue, where today there is a Save-On-Foods grocery store.

CVA 1184-2243 - [Woman in fur storage vault at Nelsons Laundry] 1940-48 Jack Lindsay photo.

CVA 1184-2243 – [Woman in fur storage vault at Nelsons Laundry] 1940-48 Jack Lindsay photo.

CVA 99-4978 - Nelson Laundry [2300] Cambie Street 1936 Stuart Thomson photo.

CVA 99-4978 – Nelson Laundry [2300] Cambie Street 1936 Stuart Thomson photo.

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