MP-0000.158.141 | Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, about 1918

 
Photograph, glass lantern slide
Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, about 1918
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1918, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.141
© McCord Museum
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"Hotel Vancouver: At Vancouver is situated a palatial Canadian Pacific hotel, a magnificent structure. Until May, 1886, the site of Vancouver was a dense forest; then a flourishing town arose, to be wiped out by fire in July; all Vancouver -- which now includes not only the original settlement, but also extends in suburbs in every direction, even across the river -- dates from that disaster. The city, with its towering skyscrapers, has a very progressive aspect."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 7--The Pacific Coast; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.