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Archives Photo of the Day: August 9, 2010


Monday, August 9th, 2010 — 4:28pm PDT
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With the PNE’s 100 anniversary kicking off later this month I thought it would be fitting to feature the fair in today’s Archives Photo of the Day.

“Win this panel prefab home!”
Year: 1950s
Photographer: Province Newspaper
VPL Accession Number: 41011

Here’s another:

Year: 1960
Photographer: Province Newspaper
VPL Accession Number: 68819

And a third to round out the set. I don’t know the year on this one but the men riding the coaster in suits is just classic.

Photographer: Province Newspaper
VPL Accession Number: 43219

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8 comments

  1. jax says:

    omg i so cannot imagine spending the day at PNE in august in heels and a pinafore! those poor woman. cool pictures.

  2. Drew says:

    Great rollercoaster photo – guy on the right doesn’t seem as relaxed as his friend.

    One of the recent PNE TV ads actually includes video footage of the rollercoaster in action http://bit.ly/9fLJq8 as well as many other old photos from the PNE vault.

  3. Broken Nana Escalator Repair Dude says:

    That prefab home sold last year for $795,000

  4. Ekaterina says:

    Pictures are great!

  5. RoxanneT says:

    Thanks for sharing these photo’s. Brilliant!

  6. Mom604 says:

    I swear the lady in the middle of the second picture is your Oma!

  7. Lumen Photo says:

    oh man I am such a sucker for old black and white photos, just cant see my parents in any of these shots – too BAD!

  8. Geoff Glave says:

    I’m 43 and I grew up in Vancouver – I have a lot of fond PNE / Playland memories, including –

    – The “chairlift” that ran east/west from one end of the park to the other. Great fun dropping pennies on people. IIRC it didn’t have safety bars or belts or anything.

    – The “big yellow slide.” You hiked up many stairs and then rode down on burlap sacks.

    – The big sign near the burger stand at Playland that just said “EAT” in big letters.

    – Going to visit the Challenger Relief Map of BC.

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