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Vancouver tourist booklet

Significance 

This booklet was published by the Vancouver Sun newspaper in the early days of the Great Depression to encourage tourists to visit Vancouver and business people to advertise here (in the Sun, of course). Most of the book is black and white views of local scenic spots photographed by well-known Vancouver photographer Leonard Frank. The last page lists “market facts” about Vancouver (including “Racial origins – a responsive market”) and an inset map illustrating the draw of Greater Vancouver’s retail shopping from surrounding markets.

Date Range 
1931
Place of Manufacture 
Publisher: The Sun Publishing Company Ltd., Vancouver
Dimensions 
23.8 cm high, 15.2 cm wide, 0.3 cm deep
Museum Location 
Storage
Catalog Number 
H986.8.2
Donor 
City of Vancouver Archives