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Major Matthews collection Stanley Park (B.C.)
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Joy! Health! and Peace Be Yours On Christmas Day

Photograph shows the Coal Harbour bridge and the entrance to the park, taken from the park and facing the West End.

Major Matthews' notes with this print say that "this was taken from a point about a few feet south of Queen Victoria's monument in Stanley Park".Matthews says it shows "West End of Vancouver in autumn of 1889, looking southwest across the Coal Harbour Bridge, showing "Park Road", entrance the Stanley Park before bridge built 1888, and arch erected for Lord Stanley Oct 1889. Stanley Park Brewery is at foot of Alberni Street. Big tree beside arch is well-known tree at foot Georgia Street. See photo showing Indian huts on shore. The house was built by George Grant Mackay and was afterwards 'Stanley Park Brewery', Royal Brewing Co Ltd."

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