Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos from a Decade that Changed the City is now on view at the Museum of Vancouver.
The exhibition displays over 400 photos from The Vancouver Sun collection. To get a closer look and to celebrate some of these stunning photographs, each Friday we'll be selecting our Five Favourite Photos from each year of the seventies.
1) A familiar sight where a rare snow day leaves a Vancouverite underprepared.
January 3, 1978 - Trudging through town—note the Woodward’s bag—on a rare snow day in the city.. Photo by Brian Kent (Courtesy of The Vancouver Sun 78-0006)
1) With the housing issues in Vancouver it's always fascinating to see these hosuing development photos. It's great how the downtown skyline looms over the small family homes.
March 9, 1978 - Construction worker at work on a building at 7th and Laurel in False Creek. Photo by George Diack (Courtesy of The Vancouver Sun 78-0912)
3) A great fashion forward shot where you can see the candid reactions of the conservative business man and elder couple.
August 31, 1978 - Models Joan Tremblay and Ariane Poole wear plastic jeans for a fashion shoot near the Hotel Georgia. Photo by George Diack (Courtesy of The Vancouver Sun 78-3257)
3) Similarily to the photo above this image paints a clever contrast between a new progressive/liberal generation to a more conservative past generation. The photo is also early evidence of trends appropriating eastern culture that is now associated with present "Vancouver lifestyle" - i.e. Yoga, naturapathic medicine
August 16, 1978 - Hare Krishna devotees chant and play drums on Granville Street. Photo by Mark van Manen (Courtesy of The Vancouver Sun 1978 Krishnas)
5) This photos captures a tender and intimate moment without feeling intrusive. It's a lovely wide shot where the field lights act as a romantic spotlight over the couple.
August 15, 1978 - Young couple take in the baseball game at Nat Bailey Stadium. Photo by Glenn Baglo. (Courtesy of The Vancouver Sun 78-3012)