June 15th, 1973 -- There's something so Canadian about this inmate of Riverview mental hospital protesting outside the hospital against electric shock treatment. Not sure of his name but possibly it's Roderick Louis.
From my archives
January 19th, 1974 -- Pickets protesting at the Burrard Hotel in Vancouver. I have no idea what this story is about except for what's said on the picket signs but the words do make this an amusing protest even for Vancouver. The picture is what was called in the old days, the days of film, developer, and darkrooms, a "roll end". Roll ends were the first or last picture on a roll of film often of the photographer's feet taken as he was advancing the film after loading a new roll or less often a half frame at the end of a roll that didn't quite make it to 36. This particular frame is the first on a roll of pictures taken at a fire on Broadway. It has no connection with the fire and is just an indication of the endless variety in the daily life of a newspaper photographer.
March 13th 1975 -- The Pattullo Bridge with junk cars stacked in the foreground. Despite all the development in this area just east of the bridge it's still the home for wrecking yards and used car parts businesses.
June 6th, 1975 -- Bill Millerd, artistic director of the Arts Club Theatre, being interviewed by a Vancouver Province reporter in his office in the Seymour Street theatre. After running the theatre since 1972, Millard announced yesterday that he is retiring.
Circa 1978 -- The 1978 graduating class from Delta High School trying see how many students they can stuff into a Ford van. More pictures HERE or by clicking on the picture above.