Archives Photos of the Day: Rain


Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 — 11:14am PST
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Rainy days are a part of life in Vancouver. They make our hair frizz up, soak the cuffs of our pants, and steam up the windows on the bus but they also ensure our beautiful lush green scenery continues to grow and thrive. With the weather usually being a hot topic of conversation on any day in this city, I pulled a few “rain” and “umbrella” images from the Vancouver Public Library and City of Vancouver Archives for today’s roundup:


1907: (Left) Hastings at Richards, archives #CVA 677-584. (Right) Granville, north of Dunsmuir, archives #CVA 677-525. Photographer: Philip Timms.


(Left) 1972: 900 block of Granville, VPL#85922Q. Photographer: Curt Lang. (Right) 1940s: Downtown Vancouver, VPL#4095.


(Left) 1931: Georgia and Granville, archives #CVA 260-251. Photographer: James Crookall. (Right) 1947: 400 block West Pender, VPL# 27506. Photographer: Dominion Photo Co.


(Left) 1966: Happy umbrella manufacturer, VPL#40644. Photographer: David C. Paterson. (Right) 1965: Unveiling of the Lord Stanley Statue in Stanley Park. VPL#42849. Photographer: Claude P. Dettloff.

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3 comments

  1. Renu says:

    I love historic photos of our city, though it makes me sad that iconic buildings have been razed. Thanks for the trip down Vancouver lane!

  2. Just lovely! It’s great to see how little has changed (in terms of weather) ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Daryl says:

    Neon signs were perfect for our climate! Just wish we could encourage more of them to be installed now.

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