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Archive Photos of the Day: On The Job


Thursday, October 30th, 2014 — 10:14am PDT
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I began assembling this collection of photos from the City of Vancouver Archives on Labour Day, hence the theme, and while it didn’t get published then, I still love these “on the job” photos of Vancouver workers throughout the years:


1887: C.P.R. crossing under construction on Cordova between Seymour and Granville Streets. Archives# Can P25.


1944: Workers cleaning the exterior of the Dominion Bank Building. Archives# CVA 1184-225.


1941: Workers processing salmon. Archives# CVA 586-700.


1910: Interior of Vancouver Map and Blueprint Company Limited at 441 Seymour Street. Archives# Misc P3.


1940s: Woman using the pneumatic tube delivery system at the offices of Kelly Douglas Ltd. & B.C. Telephone employee using a large adding machine. Archives# CVA 1184-2097 & CVA 1184-2882.


1914: Workers with sections of the facade of the Credit Foncier Building at 850 West Hastings which is under construction. Archives# M-14-93.


1947: B.C. Telephone workers at Robson Street. Archives# CVA 1184-2894.


1942: Workers assembling airplane parts at the Boeing plant on Sea Island. Archives# CVA 1184-1143.


1912: Interior of the real estate office of Lawson and Shepherd. Archives# Bu P681.


1947: United Airlines reservation staff at work. Archives# CVA 1184-2919. Photo by Jack Lindsay.


1946: Parsons, Brown [Limited office at 535 Homer Street. Archives# CVA 586-4166 & CVA 586-4170.


1909: Bridge workers on the second Granville Bridge during construction. Archives# CVA 1376-451. Bullen Photo Co.


1900: Letter carriers and inside workers in the post office at Pender Street and Granville Street. Archives# Port P957.


1930s: Railroad workers and B.C.E.R. engine number 981. Archives# CVA 677-384.


1900s: Interior of an unidentified office. Archives# CVA 371-146.


1943: Woman washing CPR car. Archives# CVA 586-1157.

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