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Mum (Nothing Needs Saying About this Lovely Street Scene)

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The Old Cecil

I refer in this post to the “old” Cecil Hotel (on the north side of 100 block West Hastings Street) to help distinguish it from the newer Cecil Hotel with which most Vancouver contemporaries are probably more aware – the one on Granville near … Continue reading

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Fur Vault

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 … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Dog in the Manger

If you look closely at the blackboard of this image of the Model School (at Cambie and 12th; still standing, although the interior has been altered to make it City Square shopping mall), you can see part of the lesson for the … Continue reading

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Whetham Block/CP Telecom Building

The City of Vancouver Archives claims in the Scope and Content section of the record for this photo that it “shows the Wetham Block”. This is a typographical error; it should read “Whetham Block”, named after Dr. James Whetham. There is … Continue reading

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The Burger with the Brand (1954)

These photos were made by Artray apparently to accompany advertising copy. These two were part of a series of several similar images.

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Percy’s and Flo’s Garage

Nye’s Garage was designed by architects Townley and Matheson and built in 1922 at the corner of 2nd and Cambie for Percival and Florence Nye. The couple. who apparently ran the operation very much as a partnership, lived in an apartment … Continue reading

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Chocolate Shop Cafe

The building in which the Chocolate Shop Cafe once was housed has plainly been replaced since the 1920s. The toughies glaring out the window of the second story of the building might have given Stuart Thomson pause! Note: The sign atop … Continue reading

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Former Strathcona Park, Future City Hall

The photo above is a view of what would become within a couple of years the home of Vancouver’s City Hall. The site was known then as “Strathcona Park” (a name now given to a park that is actually within the … Continue reading

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When Imperial Was King

The striking image above is one of the photographs in the City of Vancouver Archives which is categorized as “Description in Progress”(1). I assume that the label is meant to indicate that the site of the photograph (and/or the period … Continue reading

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