From the Archives #14: Our favourite historical photos of the week

The best finds from the Vancouver Archives...

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We love sifting through the incredible photo collection at the Vancouver Archives. This week’s finds include the legendary Asahi baseball team and Mayor L.D. Taylor having a ball. 

1. Mayor L.D. Taylor playing baseball, 1915

mayor-ld-taylor
Vancouver Archives Item: CVA 1477-222

2. Northern aerial view showing False Creek, Downtown and North Vancouver, 1957

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Vancouver Archives Item: CVA 296-037

3. Fireman training, 1923

Firemen-archives
Vancouver Archives Item: CVA 1504-11

4. The YMCA building at 149 West Hastings, 1890

YMCA
Vancouver Archives Item: Bu P118

5. Interior of the Stettler Cigar Factory at 418 West Georgia Street, 1917

Stettler-Cigar-Factory
Vancouver Archives Item: CVA 1376-337

6. East Hastings and Clark, 1932

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Vancouver Archives Item: CVA 20-56

7. Interior of the Balmoral Saloon bar on West Cordova Street, 1904

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Vancouver Archives Item: CVA 677-166

8. The Court House and the second Hotel Vancouver, ca. 1920

Vancouver Archives Item: CVA 371-884.

9. Nurses on lawn in front of the Vancouver City Hospital, 1902

Vancouver-City-hospital
Vancouver Heritage Fdn: Bu P369

10. Vancouver’s Asahi baseball team, ca. 1940

Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story (Film).