It’s always fun to come up with a theme for my archive photo roundups: from telephones and billboards to bikes, moustaches, and costumes. Today I saw News1130 Radio post a tweet promoting the upcoming “Foodie Friday” segment and the lightbulb went on. Vancouverites love their food so why not see what kind of culinary captures I could dig up from the archives?
1905 – Woodward’s at Hastings & Abbott. Archives item# CVA 809-20.
1918 – White Lunch Limited (806 Granville). Archives item# CVA 99-5167.
Photographer: Jack Lindsay.
1937 – Premier Thomas “Duff” Pattullo cutting his birthday cake. Archives item# CVA 371-1768.
1926 – Making crackers at the National Biscuit and Confection Co. Ltd.
VPL Accession Number: 22206
1926 – Hand-dipping chocolates at the National Biscuit and Confection Co. Ltd.
VPL Accession Number: 22208
1943 – Fruit display. Archives item# CVA 1184-1574. Photographer: Jack Lindsay.
1946 – 60th birthday of Vancouver’s first baby, Margaret McNeil. Archives item# Port P1816.1.
Photographer: WJ Moore.
1946 – Butcher shop. Archives item# CVA 1184-1260. Photographer: Jack Lindsay.
1946 – The fair in Mission. Archives item# CVA 586-4621. Photographer: Steffens Colmer.
1948 – Sterling Meats display window. VPL Accession Number: 80514
1964 – Displays at the Chefs’ Convention. VPL Accession Number: 44088.
Photographer: David C Paterson.
1972 – The Only Seafood. VPL Accession Number: 85873S. Photographer: Curt Lang.
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