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Vancouver 1886-1900

File consists of images of early Vancouver, including Gastown, Hastings Mill, Granville Street, Burrard Inlet, Prospect Point, the first City Council, arrival of the first C.P.R. train, Cordova Street, and Mount Pleasant.

Vancouver after fire

Item is a photographic reproduction of a photograph showing Vancouver after the fire of 1886. The photograph also exists under the identifier LGN 455 in the COV Archives holdings.

Building on fire

Item is an amateur film likely shot during Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures an unidentified building by the waterfront on fire in the night. The heads of onlookers and the spray of hoses to fight the fire can be seen in the darkness.

Old Vancouver 1948

Item is a home movie which documents Stanley Park and the outer harbour of Vancouver. It pictures pedestrians in Stanley Park and on the sea wall, and various animal exhibits in the Stanley Park Zoo in early spring, and includes pan views of the lighthouse and North Vancouver from the Stanley Park sea wall, the collapsed 2nd Narrows Bridge in the harbour (collapsed June 1958) and Navy ships.

The film documents the April 23, 1952 United Grain Growers fire from different angles and a different fire on the North Shore near Lion's Gate Bridge. The film also shows scenes of Queen Elizabeth Park in Spring with views of over Vancouver. The film ends with an airforce aerial show from a view on the ground in a field and one of "Vancouver's last streetcars" giving free rides on the Hastings East Line on April 24, 1955.

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