Burrard Hotel Protest

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.

Updated: March 9, 2017 — 11:08 am