Miscellaneous Photographs

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Grip and Grin

May 10th, 1979 — It’s just another grip and grin picture except for who the people are and where they are which is the Social Credit celebration at the Bayshore Inn after the Socreds won the 1979 provincial election. On the left we have Federal Liberal and always a Liberal Ron Basford shaking hands with one time Liberal Pat McGeer who had just been elected as a Social Credit MLA. In the middle is Paul Hellyer a one time Federal Liberal cabinet minister but at the time of this picture a Tory although he did return briefly to the Liberals before forming and becoming leader of the Canadian Action Party which at one point at Hellyer’s urging attempted to join the NDP. They’re all getting along and enjoying each others company unlike the politicians of today.

Amazing Grace

May 10th, 1979 — Grace McCarthy walks through crowds of Social Credit supporters in the ballroom of the Bayshore Inn after the party’s 1979 election victory. The long time MLA from Vancouver known as “Amazing Grace” because of her work to resurrect the Socred party after its defeat by the NDP in 1972 died yesterday at age 89.

False Creek 1973

August 3rd, 1973 — Aerial photographs of False Creek taken from the Goodyear Blimp showing the tip of Granville Island on the bottom left, the CPR roundhouse middle left, and the old Cambie Street Bridge at the top. Below is the entrance to False Creek showing the Burrard Street Bridge, the long gone railway bridge, and the Granville Street Bridge.

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