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Cave Supper Club souvenir photo

Significance 

The Cave Supper Club opened on Hornby Street in 1937 and was a fixture on the Vancouver night club scene until its closure in 1981. The Cave was renowned for its music, which featured artists from Louis Armstrong to The Supremes to The Police. Part of the appeal of the club was its design; its interior looked like a cave, even down to fake stalactites hanging from the ceiling.

Another entertaining feature of the Cave was the camera girls who would take pictures of guests and provide souvenir photos for a small fee. Ted Myers, pictured here in his WWII Royal Canadian Air Force uniform, was on leave when this photo was taken in 1941. To Ted’s right stands Charles Gordon (“Chargo”) Campbell who was dining with Ted that evening. Their musical entertainment that night was “Henry Scammell and His Music.”

Date Range 
1941
Artist 
Alfred Knight
Place of Manufacture 
Vancouver
Dimensions 
12.8 cm high, 18.5 cm wide
Catalog Number 
H997.1.1
Donor 
Joan and Ted Myers, 1997