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Fonds AM500 - Teddy Lyons fonds

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Teddy Lyons fonds

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  • 1922-1955 (Creation)
    Lyons, Teddy

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  • 0.05 m of textual records
  • 55 photographs
  • 1 poster

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Thadeus Lyons, better known as Teddy Lyons, was a local celebrity. For forty years he was the gregarious conductor of the open air B.C. Electric observation car that toured the city during the summer months. The sightseeing tour was stopped in September 1950 and Lyons retired in the following year.

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The fonds consists of photographs of the observation car and its passengers 1925-1950; streetcar tickets and transfers; safe-driving certificates 1934-1946; posters; and Buzzer and magazine articles on Lyons, and Lyons' conductor badge.

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  • Box: 565-E-06 fld 01-07