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Where Was This Photo Made?

I’ve intentionally not shown a caption description of the location of the above image. I’d like you to study the photo and take your best guess as to which block is shown here. Okay, ready? It is the east side … Continue reading

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The Lumberman and His Boy

This is one of my favourite early photographs of Vancouver, the condition of the negative, notwithstanding. I love it for the usual reason for love . . . just because! But also for compositional and historical reasons. It seems to … Continue reading

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Ajello Piano Co. (Canada)

Ajello Piano (ca 1910-28) is shown above in its final home (147 W Hastings) in the Astoria Hotel block (which  formerly was adjacent to the Ormidale Block). The Vancouver-based firm should not be confused with Giuliano Ajello & Sons, a piano manufacturing … Continue reading

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Human Traffic Signal

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Marine Reflections 75

These reflections of the Marine Building were made about 75 years apart in a city that  is greatly changed in many ways. There is some comfort, though, in seeing that the building’s exterior is essentially identical. The view on the … Continue reading

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