Beautiful Photos of Vancouver In The Past

Pacific Great Eastern Railway Office

Reference code: AM54-S4-3-: PAN N189 Physical Description: 1 photograph: nitrate negative; 20 x 113 cm Date of Creation: 1926 Photographer: Moore, W.J. Statement of Responsibility: W.J. Moore Photo Co. Private Records #: Add. MSS. 54 Part of Fonds: Major Matthews collection Part of Series: Collected photographs Part of Subseries: W.J. Moore Cirkut negatives Media Note: Cirkut Physical Condition: Mirroring throughout Numbering Note: Photographer's number #724.P.
Reference code: AM54-S4-3-: PAN N189
Physical Description: 1 photograph: nitrate negative; 20 x 113 cm
Date of Creation: 1926
Photographer: Moore, W.J.
Statement of Responsibility: W.J. Moore Photo Co.
Private Records #: Add. MSS. 54
Part of Fonds: Major Matthews collection
Part of Series: Collected photographs
Part of Subseries: W.J. Moore Cirkut negatives
Media Note: Cirkut
Physical Condition: Mirroring throughout
Numbering Note: Photographer’s number #724.P.

Dunbar Construction

Reference code: AM1533-S2-4-: 2009-005.520 Physical Description: 1 photograph : b & w ; 20 x 25 cm   Date of Creation: June 14, 1926 Scope and Content: Item filed under Transportation. Courtesy B.C. Hydro Information Services.   Name of Creator: Dunbar History Project Private Records #: Add. MSS. 1533   Part of Fonds: Dunbar History Project fonds
Reference code: AM1533-S2-4-: 2009-005.520
Physical Description: 1 photograph : b & w ; 20 x 25 cm
Date of Creation: June 14, 1926
Scope and Content: Item filed under Transportation. Courtesy B.C. Hydro Information Services.
Name of Creator: Dunbar History Project
Private Records #: Add. MSS. 1533
Part of Fonds: Dunbar History Project fonds

Dunbar Tramway

Reference code: AM1533-S2-4-: 2009-005.517 Physical Description: 1 photograph : b & w ; 20 x 25 cm   Date of Creation: [194-] Scope and Content: Item filed under Transportation. Courtesy B.C. Hydro Information Services.   Name of Creator: Dunbar History Project Private Records #: Add. MSS. 1533   Part of Fonds: Dunbar History Project fonds
Reference code: AM1533-S2-4-: 2009-005.517
Physical Description: 1 photograph : b & w ; 20 x 25 cm
Date of Creation: [194-]
Scope and Content: Item filed under Transportation. Courtesy B.C. Hydro Information Services.
Name of Creator: Dunbar History Project
Private Records #: Add. MSS. 1533
Part of Fonds: Dunbar History Project fonds

Union Steamship

Reference code: AM640-: CVA 260-362 Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w nitrate negative ; 35 mm   Date of Creation: [ca. 1935] Scope and Content: Photograph shows the Ticket Office and Waiting Room and Baggage Room buildings Photographer: Crookall, James Statement of Responsibility: James Crookall Private Records #: AM640 Credit: Please credit James Crookall for any use of the image   Part of Fonds: James Crookall fonds   Media Note: Agfaz   Physical Condition: Mirroring Numbering Note: Photographer's negative number 513   Subject and Geographical Classifications: Buildings Crowds Passengers   Vancouver (B.C.)
Reference code: AM640-: CVA 260-362
Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w nitrate negative ; 35 mm
Date of Creation: [ca. 1935]
Scope and Content: Photograph shows the Ticket Office and Waiting Room and Baggage Room buildings
Photographer: Crookall, James
Statement of Responsibility: James Crookall
Private Records #: AM640
Credit: Please credit James Crookall for any use of the image
Part of Fonds: James Crookall fonds
Media Note: Agfaz
Physical Condition: Mirroring
Numbering Note: Photographer’s negative number 513
Subject and Geographical Classifications:
Buildings
Crowds
Passengers
Vancouver (B.C.)

The Docks

Reference code: AM640-: CVA 260-530 Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w nitrate negative ; 35 mm   Date of Creation: 1936 Photographer: Crookall, James Statement of Responsibility: James Crookall Private Records #: AM640 Credit: Please credit James Crookall for any use of the image   Part of Fonds: James Crookall fonds   Media Note: Perutz   Physical Condition: Mirroring Numbering Note: Photographer's negative number 944   Subject and Geographical Classifications: Steamboats   Vancouver (B.C.)
Reference code: AM640-: CVA 260-530
Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w nitrate negative ; 35 mm
Date of Creation: 1936
Photographer: Crookall, James
Statement of Responsibility: James Crookall
Private Records #: AM640
Credit: Please credit James Crookall for any use of the image
Part of Fonds: James Crookall fonds
Media Note: Perutz
Physical Condition: Mirroring
Numbering Note: Photographer’s negative number 944
Subject and Geographical Classifications:
Steamboats
Vancouver (B.C.)

Courthouse Lion

Reference code: AM640-: CVA 260-536 Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w nitrate negative ; 35 mm   Date of Creation: 1936 Photographer: Crookall, James Statement of Responsibility: James Crookall Private Records #: AM640 Credit: Please credit James Crookall for any use of the image   Part of Fonds: James Crookall fonds   Media Note: Perutz   Physical Condition: Mirroring Numbering Note: Photographer's negative number 954   Subject and Geographical Classifications: Sculpture Electric signs   Vancouver (B.C.)
Reference code: AM640-: CVA 260-536
Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w nitrate negative ; 35 mm
Date of Creation: 1936
Photographer: Crookall, James
Statement of Responsibility: James Crookall
Private Records #: AM640
Credit: Please credit James Crookall for any use of the image
Part of Fonds: James Crookall fonds
Media Note: Perutz
Physical Condition: Mirroring
Numbering Note: Photographer’s negative number 954
Subject and Geographical Classifications:
Sculpture
Electric signs
Vancouver (B.C.)

Brockton

Date of Creation: 1938 Photographer: Crookall, James Statement of Responsibility: James Crookall Private Records #: AM640 Credit: Please credit James Crookall for any use of the image   Part of Fonds: James Crookall fonds   Physical Condition: Mirroring, flaking and missing emulsion Numbering Note: Photographer's negative number 2702   Subject and Geographical Classifications:   Stanley Park (B.C.)
Date of Creation: 1938
Photographer: Crookall, James
Statement of Responsibility: James Crookall
Private Records #: AM640
Credit: Please credit James Crookall for any use of the image
Part of Fonds: James Crookall fonds
Physical Condition: Mirroring, flaking and missing emulsion
Numbering Note: Photographer’s negative number 2702
Subject and Geographical Classifications:
Stanley Park (B.C.)

Granville Street

Reference code: AM640-: CVA 260-893 Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w nitrate negative ; 35 mm   Date of Creation: July 27, 1938 Scope and Content: Photograph shows the "Venture" Photographer: Crookall, James Statement of Responsibility: James Crookall Private Records #: AM640 Credit: Please credit James Crookall for any use of the image   Part of Fonds: James Crookall fonds
Reference code: AM640-: CVA 260-893
Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w nitrate negative ; 35 mm
Date of Creation: July 27, 1938
Scope and Content: Photograph shows the “Venture”
Photographer: Crookall, James
Statement of Responsibility: James Crookall
Private Records #: AM640
Credit: Please credit James Crookall for any use of the image
Part of Fonds: James Crookall fonds

 

Georgia Viaduct

Reference code: AM640-: CVA 260-1038 Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w nitrate negative ; 35 mm   Date of Creation: 1939 Photographer: Crookall, James Statement of Responsibility: James Crookall Private Records #: AM640 Credit: Please credit James Crookall for any use of the image   Part of Fonds: James Crookall fonds   Physical Condition: Mirroring, red tint Numbering Note: Photographer's negative number 3802
Reference code: AM640-: CVA 260-1038
Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w nitrate negative ; 35 mm
Date of Creation: 1939
Photographer: Crookall, James
Statement of Responsibility: James Crookall
Private Records #: AM640
Credit: Please credit James Crookall for any use of the image
Part of Fonds: James Crookall fonds
Physical Condition: Mirroring, red tint
Numbering Note: Photographer’s negative number 3802

 

Pier C

The Marine Building in the background is claimed to be "one of the great art deco buildings in the world. Construction started in the spring of 1929 ... opening October 7, 1930." - www.vancouverhistory.ca/archives_marine_building.htm pelletpoet
The Marine Building in the background is claimed to be “one of the great art deco buildings in the world. Construction started in the spring of 1929 … opening October 7, 1930.” – http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/archives_marine_building.htm
pelletpoet

 

Panoramic View of Downtown

Reference code: AM54-S4-3-: PAN N221 Physical Description: 1 photograph: nitrate negative; 20 x 102 cm Date of Creation: June 1921 Scope and Content: Panoramic view showing the Georgia Viaduct, G.N.R. Trestle and Cambie Bridges, and the Vancouver Gas Works, G.N.R. and C.N.R. stations, B.C. Electric railway yard and Coughlan Shipyards. Photographer: Moore, W.J. Statement of Responsibility: W.J. Moore Photo Private Records #: Add. MSS. 54 Part of Fonds: Major Matthews collection Part of Series: Collected photographs Part of Subseries: W.J. Moore Cirkut negatives Media Note: Cirkut Physical Condition: Mirroring throughout Numbering Note: Photographer's number #635.P.
Reference code: AM54-S4-3-: PAN N221
Physical Description: 1 photograph: nitrate negative; 20 x 102 cm
Date of Creation: June 1921
Scope and Content: Panoramic view showing the Georgia Viaduct, G.N.R. Trestle and Cambie Bridges, and the Vancouver Gas Works, G.N.R. and C.N.R. stations, B.C. Electric railway yard and Coughlan Shipyards.
Photographer: Moore, W.J.
Statement of Responsibility: W.J. Moore Photo
Private Records #: Add. MSS. 54
Part of Fonds: Major Matthews collection
Part of Series: Collected photographs
Part of Subseries: W.J. Moore Cirkut negatives
Media Note: Cirkut
Physical Condition: Mirroring throughout
Numbering Note: Photographer’s number #635.P.

Main Street at Kingsway

Credit No.1318 Vancouver Public Library. Calladines Mount Pleasant grocery fleet Circa.1923 with Broadway Rooms, and Royal Bank on either side. Further right is Owen & McCallum Hardware. Lee Down https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
Credit No.1318 Vancouver Public Library. Calladines Mount Pleasant grocery fleet Circa.1923 with Broadway Rooms, and Royal Bank on either side. Further right is Owen & McCallum Hardware. Lee Down.
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Disclaimer: The Art of Polemics does not claim ownership of these images.All photographs shown in this article are the property of The City of Vancouver Archives, whom have given permission to use these particular images for non-profit, non-commercial and educational purposes. For more information visit:

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Courtesy of City of Vancouver Archives

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