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25 vintage photos of Vancouver in the 1970s

History, Photos

25 vintage photos of Vancouver in the 1970s

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Farhan Mohamed Mar 04, 2014 11:50 am

Vancouver sure has changed over the past 40 years. After sitting in storage for several decades, photographer POP SNAP uncovered the slides they had put away and started basic lo-res scanning of these Kodachrome pictures.

Kodachrome is quite challenging to scan, as they told us, but as you can see, it was all worth it.

POP SNAP’s interest was largely in buildings and structures, which form the basis for most of the photos. Almost all pictures from the set were shot on sunny days.

We’ve chosen just some of the photos from POP SNAP’s Vancouver 1970s sets. To see more, visit their Flickr page.

A view of the city (1978)

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Blue Horizon Hotel (1978)

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Texaco, 15th & Cambie (1978)

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West Coast Transmission Building (1979)

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Shell Car Wash (1978)

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The Asteroid (1977)

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Colonial Motel, Kingsway & Sidney Street (1977)

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Robson & Thurlow (1978)

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Main & 13th Avenue (1978)

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Winter on West 11th Avenue (1977)

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Eldorado Motor Hotel (1978)

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4th & Vine (1978)

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Main Street looking north (1978)

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A modern phone booth (1978)

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High-Low (1978)

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West 5th & Arbutus (1978)

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The Vancouver Special (1977)

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The Shoreland Apartments, 2190 Bellevue Avenue (1978)

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West on Hastings (1978)

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Manitoba & West 13th Avenue (1978)

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15th & Arbutus (1978)

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Middlegate Shopping Centre (1978)

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Cheap gas in 1978 ($0.85/imperial gallon = $0.20/litre)

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A view of the city (1978)

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