Category Archives: postcards

Victory Square

The postcard above, probably created during the 1930s, and the image below, made in 2014 by my friend and shooting partner Wes Hiebert, both show the decidedly non-square Victory Square bounded by Cambie Street on the left and Pender near the top … Continue reading

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Hastings Street Scene (1904)

This is one of my favourite images by Philip Timms. The two ladies (sisters?) in the centre foreground may have been just leaving Paterson Shoe Co. (according to the BC Directory of 1904, that was the shoemaker’s establishment just behind them … Continue reading

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Horse, Petroleum, and Electrical Power

The postcard shown above was published in 1910, just two years after the Hotel Dunsmuir (Dunsmuir at Richards) first opened for business. In front of the hotel, two differently powered vehicles are parked: in the center there appears to be a … Continue reading

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Courthouse Fountain ‘Switcheroo’

These images are of roughly the same view of the north side of the Vancouver Courthouse (as it then was; now, although not for much longer, the Vancouver Art Gallery). The top image is of a drinking fountain on the … Continue reading

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Georgia Viaduct #1 and Eastern Entry of Dunsmuir Tunnel

This coloured postcard was made sometime after 1915; that is the year that the ‘first’ Georgia Viaduct — the one shown here —  was constructed. This viaduct (unlike the current one, which was constructed in the early 1970s) was not twinned; both … Continue reading

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CPR Depot #2

Heraldic Postcard: Vancouver CPR Depot #2. Published by W G MacFarlane. Postage frank 1905 (sent from Portland, OR). Author’s file. This is the second of three CPR depots that have stood in Vancouver over the years. This depot was located on Cordova … Continue reading

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Trorey Clock

This postcard, published probably in 1907, shows the NE corner of Hastings at Granville (where the Royal Bank of Canada building is today). Prominent in the image is the clock — what most Vancouverites alive today would identify as the Birks … Continue reading

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