25 Amazing Colourized Photos of Vancouver

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BC’s Mark Truelove is a true inspiration whom I first heard about on CBC Radio last year. At the time he had built up a fairly large body of work, colourizing photos from Vancouver and Toronto’s city archives so that we could see our history the way it was (colourful!) as opposed to the way film technology was (bland!). In the past year since I caught wind of him he’s been busy, adding a ton of works to his website at canadiancolour.ca. Here’s a collection of 25 Vancouver specific images that just might knock your socks off.

25 Amazing Colourized Photos of Vancouver

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From Mark Truelove’s Canadian Colour project.

  • First Vancouver City Council Meeting after the Great Vancouver Fire of 1886

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  • A War Savings Stamps booth inside Woodward’s store, Vancouver, 18 Jan 1944

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  • Detectives with weapons confiscated after a murder. Vancouver, 1924

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  • Two soldiers with friends/relatives at railway station, Vancouver c.1915

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  • Blackburn’s Service Station and used cars, 822 Seymour, May 1928

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  • Exterior of Charles Anderson’s grocery store – 164 Cordova

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  • Studebaker Delivery Truck – Canadian Consolidated Rubber Co. Ltd

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  • Vancouver volunteer fire brigade – hose reel racing team c.1890

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  • Player with the Vancouver Beavers baseball team, Vancouver, 1919

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  • Vancouver Lacrosse Club, Minto Cup holders, 1912

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  • Group of women from the Junior League sharing Coca-Cola with some teenagers

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  • Standard Produce truck and workers, Vancouver 1926

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  • Associated Dairies milk delivery man with horse and wagon, Vancouver, 1935

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  • Pineapple juice vending machine at the Hudson’s Bay store, Sept 20 1933

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  • Entrance on road to Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, 1929

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  • Arch at entrance to Stanley Park c.1890

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  • Lumberman’s Arch – Stanley Park, Vancouver, 1913

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  • Babe Ruth leaving on “Empress of Japan” Oct 1934 after a visit to Vancouver

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  • Joe Fortes standing at the gate of his cottage at the foot of Bidwell St

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  • Two Chinese boys in a crowd watching VJ Day celebrations in Chinatown, 1945

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  • Mr. Carr of the Vancouver Lions, 1930

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  • Vancouver Fire Department steam pump on Georgia St, c.1915

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  • B.C. Motors Ltd. Granville and 15th, Vancouver, 1918

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  • B.A. Oil Company worker standing beside a Fisk tire and Peerless Motor Oil

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  • A.R.P. children’s gas mask demonstration, Vancouver, 1943

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