Archives Photos of the Day: Mayors

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This week’s theme is a not-so-subtle reminder that there is a civic election happening this Saturday, November 19, 2011. The City of Vancouver has had 39 individual mayors in its 125 years, here are just a few of them in action over the last century.

1886 – VPL Accession Number: 508.
The first council meeting with Mayor M.A. McLean after the fire.

1907 – VPL Accession Number: 6765. Photographer: Philip Timms.
A baseball game at recreation park (Smithe & Homer) with Mayor Alexander Bethune about to pitch.

1919 – VPL Accession Number: 3897. Photographer: Leonard Frank.
The Prince of Wales with Mayor R.H. Gale (on the left, in the top hat).

1923 – VPL Accession Number: 21697. Photographer: Dominion Photo Co.
Mayor Owen broadcasting at CJCE, a radio station owned by the Vancouver Sun.

1929 or 1930 – VPL Accession Number: 30269. Photographer: Dominion Photo Co.
Mayor W.H. Malkin (on the right)

1928 – VPL Accession Number: 22738. Photographer: Dominion Photo Co.
Mayor L.D. Taylor and Captain of U.S. ship Pennsylvania

1936 – VPL Accession Number: 4691. Photographer: Leonard Frank.
Vancouver City Hall cornerstone laying ceremonies with Mayor G.G. McGeer officiating.

1950 – VPL Accession Number: 81429. Photographer: Artray.
Mayor Thompson turns first sod for Capilano Stadium on Little Mountain (which is now Nat Bailey).

1951 – VPL Accession Number: 42588. Photographer: Province Newspaper.
Mayor Fred Hume (on the right, with the pipe) with council members.

1951 – VPL Accession Number: 47940. Photographer: Province Newspaper.
Mayor Fred Hume (centre) with Brig Megill, R.C.A.F Gordon along Georgia Street.

1958 – VPL Accession Number: 42535. Photographer: Province Newspaper.
Mayor Tom Alsbury and his wife at election.

Please remember to get out and vote on Saturday if you haven’t done so already. You will be selecting one Mayor, 10 Councillors, 7 Park Commissioners and 9 School Trustees. Fill out your ballot and remember to flip it over as there are some questions on the other side of the form. Polls are open in your community from 8:00pm until 8:00pm.

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  1. Jeff MacLeodThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 3:58pm PST

    Your archive photos of the day has to be one of my favourite parts of your blog. thank you 🙂

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