This is the east end of Abbotsford from 1954. The big intersection just up from the center of the image is the intersection of Essendene Avenue, West Railway Street and Montvue Avenue.
This is an interesting photo of the New Westminster waterfront from 1951. The steamship in the picture is the Royal Mail Line’s “Loch Avon”, a cruise ship operating in the Pacific and run jointly with Holland America Lines.
This is the Canadian Industries Limited explosives plant on James Island from 1947. The plant operated from 1913 to 1972. At it’s peak during World War II, CIL employed 800 workers and produced 900 tonnes of TNT per month.
This is a photo of the Jericho Beach Air Station from 1953. Also known as RCAF Air Station Jericho Beach, the facility began operations in 1920 as a flying boat station. Later it was home to the No. 4 and No. 6 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadrons, and No. 1 Signal Squadron of the RCAF. Only two…
This is the waterfront of New Westminster from 1951. No elevated parking structures covering Front Street. Just look at those boardwalks…
This is the area North of the Georgia Viaduct in Vancouver from 1951. Other streets visible in the image are Hastings Street, Pender Street and Carrall Street. This image has amazing clarity. You can really zoom into the streets.
This is another view of Comox from 1947. This one looks a little west of the center of town.
This is the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver from 1958. The photo looks North towards Strathcona and Downtown East Side. You get a good view of Main Street, Kingsway and the train yards at Terminal.
This is the English Bay area of Vancouver from 1954. A beautiful sunny day and the beaches are packed.
This is the Shaughnessy area of Vancouver from 1947. Old Shaughnessy Golf Course, near the center of the image, became the VanDusen Botanical Garden 28 years after this photo was taken. Vancouver College can be seen in just left and below the center of the image.