Farmers markets, night markets, and our beloved Granville Island Market are a big part of what makes living in Vancouver so great. In fact, the city could nearly double its farmers markets by the end of this decade. Today, I’ve dug up some old market photos from the Vancouver Public Library and City of Vancouver Archives:
1889: Exterior of Van Volkenburgh and Bro. Market at 17 Water St. Archives# Bu P463.
1890: Steveston Meat Market. Archives# Bu P674.
1890s: Interior of Mainland Meat Market on Cordova St. Archives# Bu P557.5 &
1932: Interior of Victoria Produce Company. VPL# 7921B. Photographer: Leonard Frank.
1900s: Women at City Market on False Creek at Westminster Avenue (Main St). VPL# 7513.
Photographer: Philip Timms
1908: New City Market on False Creek. VPL# 4990 & 7435. Photographer: Philip Timms
1925: New City Market. Archives# CVA 99-1265. Photographer: Stuart Thomson.
1923: Provincial Public Market at Granville and Smithe. VPL# 21400. Dominion Photo Co.