From the CBC Archives


Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 — 10:44am PST
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A boy and girl playing with a chained bear in their front yard in Kitsilano, a horse-drawn taxi rolling down Cordova Street, the Hotel Vancouver on the corner of Granville and Georgia. These are all images that I have featured during my weekly history photo series and have mostly been sourced from the City of Vancouver Archives or the Vancouver Public Library’s collection.

Last year a reader, Christine, wrote to tell me about the CBC Archives: “The gallery features selections from the CBC Vancouver Still Photograph collection. A collection of historic photographs documenting early TV production, radio production and the city of Vancouver. The images date from 1954 to the late 1970s.”

I couldn’t resist taking a look and sharing a few shots:


View of Downtown Vancouver. [ca. 1955]. From Little Mountain, Queen Elizabeth Park. (CBC/Alvin Armstrong)


1956 North end of Granville St. Bridge, Vancouver. Aerial views of bridges for News. (CBC/Alvin Armstrong)


1965 CBC-AM Radio show “Morning Magazine” with Carol Toppings and Chuck Davis. (CBC/Franz Lindner)


1968 Terry David Mulligan (host), “Hits-A-Poppin” – Production Still. (CBC/Alvin Armstrong)


1972 VPL Central Branch, Burrard at Robson St. Stock shots for TV News. (CBC/Alvin Armstrong)

You can view the rest of the CBC Archives online, documenting early TV production and Vancouver.

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