Archives Photos of the Day: Taxicabs

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Next month McClure’s Cabs will be celebrating 100 years as a business in Vancouver, making it the oldest taxi company in the Lower Mainland. It was also the first taxi company to provide airport service in Vancouver. The theme of this week’s roundup of photos from the Vancouver Archives and the Vancouver Library collection is: Taxicabs.

1910s – Men in a cab at Granville & Davie. Archives item# Trans N87.03.

1919 – Central Taxi Co. fleet. Archives item# CVA 99-5272. Photographer: Stuart Thomson.

1920 – Taxi Station by the Hotel Rainier (Carrall Street). Archives item# CVA 99 – 3304.

Fleet of Black Top Cabs in Vancouver. Archives item# CVA 1184-3294.
Photographer: Jack Lindsay.

(Left) 1950 – Winner of most handsome Yellow Cab driver contest. VPL Accession Number: 81214.
(Right) 1954 – Georgia Street. VPL Accession Number: 43366. Photographer: Province Newspaper

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