FRIDAY Five Favourite Photos - 1974Posted by: Angela Yen on November 11, 2016 / 11:00 AM
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 rainy noir like photo captures the current moods in the city.
March 8, 1974 - People with umbrellas on a rainy day. Photo by George Diack (Courtesy of The Vancouver Sun 74-0740)
2) Fun energetic photo. Looks like a still out of a buddy-cop film.
June 19, 1974 - Spanish Banks lifeguards Jim Harris and Glenn Schultz demonstrate an amphibious beach buggy and the art of the walkie-talkies to Bonnie Stefanko and Lois Tomlinson. Photo by Ralph Bower (Courtesy of The Vancouver Sun 74-2140)
3) I like how Kits Beach looks pratically the same as it does today. There's even a road bike propped up in the middle of the beach which is such a classic Vancouver symbol.
August 5, 1974 - Kitsilano Beach on a summer day. Photo by Deni Eagland (Courtresy of The Vancouver Sun 74-2782)
4) A slice of life photo that captures the humour in everyday things.
August 19, 1974 - A Canada Post worker takes a break in the mail relay box on the corner of Beach and Chilco in the West End. Photo by Rob Straight (Courtesy of The Vancouver Sun 74-2926)
5) Looks like dating in Vancouver was no fun in the seventies too.
December 5, 1974 - Couple at Harry C’s singles bar. Photo by Glenn Baglo (Courtesy of The Vancouver Sun 74-4329)