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Park on Beach Avenue, facing south

Item is a photograph of park space on Beach Avenue, looking south towards False Creek. The view includes an unidentified building is on the left, park benches, lawn, and a hydrant in the middle, and a pathway with access to the water on the right. There is a sidewalk visible in the foreground.

Kitsilano Beach pool, diving tower and pier

Item is a photograph of families using the outdoor swimming pool at Kitsilano Beach. The photograph is taken from near the southwest end of the pool, looking northeast. A diving tower and pier into the pool can be seen, and beyond the pool, across English Bay, Kitsilano Beach and the bathhouse is visible, with Hotel Vancouver and the Vancouver Block clock tower visible in the far background.

Kitsilano Beach pool, from west end

Item is a photograph of families using the outdoor swimming pool at Kitsilano Beach. The photograph is taken from near the southwest end of the pool, looking east. The showboat stage, diving platform, and a pier into the pool can be seen, and beyond the pool Kitsilano Beach and the bathhouse is visible.

Kitsilano Beach pool, showboat stage

Item is a photograph of the showboat stage at the outdoor swimming pool at Kitsilano Beach. The photograph is taken from a position above the pool to the south, looking north down into the pool area. The diving platform and people using the pool are also visible, and beyond the pool English Bay and Stanley Park can be seen.

Capilano Stadium, baseball game

Item is a photograph of a baseball game in progress at Capilano Stadium (4601 Ontario Street). The photograph was taken from the upper level of the bleachers behind home plate. Queen Elizabeth park is visible in the background beyond the park lights and scoreboard. Advertisements for local businesses line the outfield wall.

English Bay; Vanc.

Item is a photograph of the southwest (front) and southeast (side) facades of the Sylvia Hotel (Beach Avenue at Gilford Street) with a section of park benches in the foreground. The photograph was taken from park area on the Beach Avenue, looking north. Cars parked and other park visitors can be seen in the photograph.

Wishing Well, Capilano Canyon

Item is a photograph of the wishing well at the suspension bridge in Capilano Canyon. The well is flanked with unpainted statues, a male, a female, and three children. The well is decorated with first nations style art and the sign reads "The Old Indian Wishing Well of Capilano".

Belcarra Park

Item is a photograph of visitors on the pier at Belcarra Park picnic grounds taken from the end of the pier looking towards land. The sign over the pier says "Belcarra Park picnic grounds & dancing".

Kingsway at Victoria Drive, southeast, pre improvements

Item is a photograph of the intersection of Kingsway and Victoria Drive, looking southeast, before the Kingsway improvements. Identified establishments on the southeast corner include W. H. A. Van Alstine Drugs, George Collett Boot and Shoe Hospital (before its move to the 1900 block of Kingsway), Maple Leaf Barber Shop, and Bell's Grocery. Across Kingsway in the right of the photograph is Star Grocery. There is a billboard for Turret Cigarettes across the intersection on Victoria.

Kingsway at Knight Street, southwest corner, post improvements

Item is a photograph of Kingsway at Knight Street, southwest corner, looking east, after the Kingsway improvements. The photograph shows the new sidewalk in front of Herbert Eldridge Drugs, the widened section of Kingsway, and the fully renovated fence and sidewalk sections across Knight Street. New billboards on Knight Street have advertisements for Forst's Radio (selling Philco radios) and City Coal Co.

Kingsway at Knight Street, southeast corner, post improvements

Item is a photograph of the intersection of Kingsway and Knight Street, looking at the southeast corner, after the Kingsway improvements. The photograph shows the widened section of Kingsway and the fully renovated fence and sidewalk sections across Knight Street. New billboards on Knight Street have advertisements for Forst's Radio (selling Philco radios) and City Coal Co.

Kingsway at Commercial Drive, Natal Garage, pre improvement

Item is a photograph of Kingsway at Commercial Drive looking west at the southwest corner of the intersection, before the Kingsway improvements. The photograph shows a small corner store, the Natal Garage and service station, and a building under construction. Coca-Cola and Orange Crush signs are on the side of the corner store, and a delivery truck for Fletcher's No. 1 Bacon is at the service station.

Vancouver Fire Department - First Aid Team

Item is a photograph portrait of the Vancouver Fire Department's first aid team, winners of Daily Province and City Shields, 1931. The identified individuals are (standing, left to right): Capt. J. Anderson (Instructor), L. Leavy, T. Anderson (Capt.), Chief Thompson, and (seated, left to right) J. Ettinger, W. Bailey (Patient), W. Barrett.

Funeral cortege of three firemen killed on duty

Item is a photograph of a funeral procession for Cpt. E. William Barnett, firefighter Reg Hill, and Lt. James Hunt, the three firefighters killed during the McMaster Building fire. The procession is on W Georgia Street outside Christ Church Cathedral. The coffins of the three firefighters, draped with the union jack, have been placed on top of a covered ladder truck and are flanked by bearers on top of the truck and along the sides. A crowd of mourners can be seen on the sidewalk outside the cathedral.

Funeral cortege of three firemen killed on duty, loading the coffins

Item is a photograph of a funeral procession for Cpt. E. William Barnett, firefighter Reg Hill, and Lt. James Hunt, the three firefighters killed during the McMaster Building fire. The procession is on W Georgia Street outside Christ Church Cathedral. The coffins of the three firefighters, draped with the union jack, are in the process of being ceremonially placed on top of a covered ladder truck and are flanked by bearers on top of the truck and along the sides. Crowds of mourners fill the sidewalks, officials stand by the sides, and a marching band can be seen playing.

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