From the Archives #13: Our favourite historical photos of the week

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We love sifting through the incredible photo collection at the Vancouver Archives. This week’s finds include Joe Fortes taking a dip, the luxurious lobby of the Marine Building, and a look back at the second Hotel Vancouver. 

1. The second incarnation of the Hotel Vancouver, 1917

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Hotel Vancouver, 1917. Photo: Vancouver Archives Item: CVA 677-21

A lot fancier than the first version.

2. Vancouver Trunk and Bag Ltd. truck on the Georgia Viaduct, 1926

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Vancouver Trunk and Bag Ltd. truck. Photo: Vancouver Archives Item: CVA 1376-338

A luggage trunk with wheels!

3. Hikers take a rest on the top of Grouse Mountain, ca. 1900

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Hikers take a rest. Photo: Vancouver Archives Item: Mount P11.2

Great photo, but not very safe…

4. Construction of the Georgia Viaduct, 1970

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Georgia Viaduct. Photo: Vancouver Archives Item: CVA 447-374

And now it’s coming down…

5. Joe Fortes diving into English Bay, 1906

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Joe Fortes. Photo: Vancouver Archives Item: CVA 677-591

Showing some local kids how it’s done.

6. View of Hastings St. looking east from the Dominion Trust Building at Cambie St., 1909

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View of Hastings St. Photo: Vancouver Archives Item: Str P23

I spy the Woodward’s building.

7. Interior lobby of the Marine building, 1972

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Marine Building. Photo: Vancouver Archives Item: CVA 677-915

Interior design at its finest.