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Oops! NOT Vancouver’s Greyhound Depot

I ran across this photo at a flea market about 6 months ago. I bought it because it looked to me to be an image of the Vancouver downtown Greyhound Bus depot when it was located at the current parking … Continue reading

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Welding Vancouver Streetcar Track

There was something about the image above that bothered me. Something that didn’t look safe. Then it struck me. The fellow standing next to the wagon with the warning: “Danger: 500 Volts. Do not touch machine or watch flame” had … Continue reading

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Rectory: Holy Rosary

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Telegraphy Class at King George High (1930)

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Canada Garage on Homer

This image from the 1920s is of the Canada Garage. This lot is adjacent to the lane that divides the east side of the block from the Victoria Apartments (now Hotel). This space was home to automobile garages of different names … Continue reading

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Downtown Granville Street

Among the intriguing elements to be seen when you click on the image above (for a closer view), is Harrron Bros., Undertakers (mid-image on the right). Note: I checked the name of the firm against BC Directories for the early years of … Continue reading

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600 Block Granville

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Third CPR Station/Waterfront Station Viewed from Seymour at Hastings

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Street Cleaning Method: 1914

I’m assuming that the conveyances shown in this 1914 image were City of Vancouver entries in the annual Labour Day Parade (and probably also had the function of cleaning up after other animals in the parade). These water tanks, used by … Continue reading

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Happy Dominion (er. . . Canada) Day!

This is a view from 1220 Homer (Yaletown) made by Ernie Reksten on a ‘holiday Monday’, July 3, 1967. The holiday was Dominion Day (known as Canada Day since 1982), and most Canadians should be able to deduce from the year … Continue reading

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1900 – 4th of 4: Looking North(west)

 This is the last of four Vancouver images made by Albert Langlois in 1900. This one looks to what AL refers to as “north”; what I’d call “northwest”. In any case, it’s another fine photograph of Vancouver as it was … Continue reading

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