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Major Matthews collection Vancouver (B.C.) Men
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The "Jungle" of the unemployed, summer of 1931

  • Photograph shows four men standing by a makeshift shelter in the 'Jungle' on the site of the old Hastings Sawmill and the C.P.R. right-of-way east of Dunlevy Avenue. The V.H.C. Elevator No.2 building is on the left and the American Can Co. factory is on the right.
  • J.S. Matthews' notes on negative: When a case of typhoid finally compelled evacuation, the "residents" sent a memorial of gratitudeon a rough sheet of paper, to the Harbor Commissioners.

The "Jungle" of the unemployed, summer of 1931

  • Photograph shows men making makeshift shelters in the "jungle" on the site of the old Hastings Sawmill and the C.P.R. right-of-way east of Dunlevy Avenue. The Ballentyne Pier and Elevator No.2 are in the distance.
  • J.S. Matthews' notes on negative: These photos taken by Col. R.D. Williams, Harbor Commissioner. It was Col. Williams who started the "jungle" one afternoon in pouring rain.

The "Jungle" of unemployed, summer 1931

  • Photograph shows men near makeshift shelters in the "jungle" on the site of the old Hastings Sawmill and the C.P.R. right-of-way east of Dunlevy Avenue. The V.H.C. Elevator No. 2 is on the left and the American Can Co. factory is on the right.
  • J.S. Matthews' notes with negative: The American Can Co. factory is on the right.
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