Archives Photo of the Day: August 9, 2010

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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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  1. jaxMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 4:48pm PDT

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

  2. DrewMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 5:39pm PDT

    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 as well as many other old photos from the PNE vault.

  3. Broken Nana Escalator Repair DudeTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 4:51am PDT

    That prefab home sold last year for $795,000

  4. EkaterinaTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 9:09am PDT

    Pictures are great!

  5. RoxanneTTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 1:10pm PDT

    Thanks for sharing these photo’s. Brilliant!

  6. Mom604Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 1:41pm PDT

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

  7. Lumen PhotoTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 2:58pm PDT

    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 GlaveTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 3:37pm PDT

    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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