Archives Photos of the Day: Parades

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Coming up with a theme for my weekly photo collection from the Vancouver Archives can be a challenge, especially when I realize that I’ve already published about 70 collections. I’ve featured old timey Beach Scenes, Picnics, Grouse Mountain, Bikes, Ice Cream, Summer Scenes, and Amusements. What left to represent summmer in Vancouver? With Pride Week and the PNE coming up, how about parades?

1880s – Parade on Cordova near Cambie. VPL Accession Number: 19826. Photographer: Bailey Bros.

1900s – Circus parade passing Victory Square. VPL Accession Number: 6795A. Photographer: Philip Timms.

1914 – BC Telephone parade float. VPL Accession Number: 13699. Photographer: R Broadridge.

1914 – Standard Dairy parade float. VPL Accession Number: 13699. Photographer: R Broadridge.

1924 – Military parade on Hastings. VPL Accession Number: 10091. Photographer: Leonard Frank.

1930s – Parade on Howe at Robson. VPL Accession Number: 7852. Photographer: Leonard Frank.

1930s – Rooftop view of a parade at Burrard & Georgia. VPL Accession Number: 7864B.
Photographer: Leonard Frank.

(Left) 1930s – Football float. VPL Accession Number: 40349.
(Right) 1936 – Jubilee parade crowds. VPL Accession Number: 8091. Photographer: Leonard Frank.

(Left) 1936 – Parade float. VPL Accession Number: 11628.
(Right) 1936 – Parade float. VPL Accession Number: 11629. Photographer: Leonard Frank.

1955 – Grey Cup parade float. VPL Accession Number: 82932N. Photographer: Eric DeWitt.

1960 – Chinese dragon parade in Vancouver’s Chinatown. VPL Accession Number: 79795B.
Photographer: Don LeBlanc.

All photos in this post were sourced from the Vancouver Public Library‘s archives.

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