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Fonds AM1052 - City of Vancouver Archives postcard collection

"A Vancouver tooth-pick" (fir tree) length 204 feet "Home" [Dunbar area] "Johnson Line". M/S Lions Gate [at First Narrows] "Johnson Line". M/S Lions Gate [passing under the Lions Gate Bridge] "Johnson Line". M/S Lions Gate [passing under the Lions Gate Bridge] "Lions and Grouse Mountain" North Vancouver B.C. "Seeing Vancouver" : auto at big tree, B.C. "Sunrise," Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. [Beach and ocean] [Brockton Point lighthouse] [Coal Harbour and Stanley Park] [English Bay Beach, Vancouver] [English Bay, Stanley Park, and the North Shore mountains] [Girl in a Wetsuit, Stanley Park] [Group at Hollow Tree, Stanley Park] [Group eating at a picnic table, Stanley Park] [Group in an automobile in front of the hollow tree, Stanley Park] Lumberman's Arch, Stanley Park [Neptune's Locker, New Westminster] [Princess Marguerite, one of the Canadian Pacific Railway's coastal steamships] [Rock gardens at Queen Elizabeth Park] [S.S. Beaver boiler ; S.S. Beaver at anchor in James Bay, Victoria] [Sailboat on English Bay] [Three beautiful girls admiring the hollow tree in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C.] [Two girls at Queen Elizabeth Park] [Two views of Vancouver Harbour] [Vancouver 29th Battalion] A bit of mountain scenery in British Columbia A driveway in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC A gala day at English Bay, Vancouver B.C. A gala day at English Bay, Vancouver B.C. A glimpse of the Narrows, Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. A glimpse of Vancouver, B.C. from Stanley Park A misty morning, Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. A pretty corner, English Bay. A shady spot in Stanley Park A Stanley Park giant, Vancouver, B.C. A walk in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. Aerial view of passenger ship entering the Narrows, Vancouver, B.C. Aerial view of swimming pool, Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver, B.C. Aeroplane view of English Bay & the West End of Vancouver, B.C. Aeroplane view of the North Shore - Stanley Park - West End and English Bay - Vancouver B.C. Alexandra Park & English Bay, Vancouver, B.C. Alexandra Park, Vancouver, B.C. Alexandra Park, Vancouver, B.C. Alfred W. McLeod, Ltd. Vancouver, B.C. Anniversary Garden, Queen Elizabeth Park Approaching the Rockies, Leanchoil Mountain Asulkan Glacier, B.C. Austin Motor Hotel
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City of Vancouver Archives postcard collection

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  • 1932-present (Collection)
    Vancouver (B.C.). Archives
  • [ca. 1864]-1980 (Creation)

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ca. 3,000 postcards

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The items in this collection come from a wide variety of donors and other sources, and were generally acquired as single items and not as part of larger collections or fonds.

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Collection consists of postcards of families, individuals, street scenes, neighbourhoods, buildings, ceremonial occasions, social events, sports, business, transportation, and military subjects pertaining to mainly to Vancouver and other cities in Bristish Columbia and other provinces.

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