John and I are in Kansas City this week and when driving through KCMO, you get welcomed downtown by classic old billboards on rooftops and painted advertisements on the side of buildings.
Vancouver used to have a lot of these until they slowly disappeared due to city bylaws. Now returning around town in flashy digital form, old school billboards around Vancouver are my Archives Photos of the Day.
Vintage Vancouver Billboards
1966. Archives# CVA 180-6045.
1900. Archives #CVA 677-80.
1919. Archives #CVA 99-2233. Photographer: Stuart Thomson.
1926. Hastings & Abbott. Archives #CVA 99-2250. Photographer: Stuart Thomson.
1926. Archives #CVA 99-2256. Photographer: Stuart Thomson.
1926. Granville & Pacific. Archives #CVA 99-2260. Photographer: Stuart Thomson.
1930. Archives #CVA 99-2813. Photographer: Stuart Thomson.
1949. VPL Accession Number: 81056
1955. Hastings & Cambie. VPL Accession Number: 82829
1932. Archives# CVA 20-59.
1932. Archives# CVA 20-109.
Most of the photos in this post were found in the City of Vancouver Archives. Check out their blog, AuthentiCity.