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Old Posted Jan 11, 2016, 11:32 PM
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Incredible to have almost the same vantage point just years apart.
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Wow, thanks for posting that set Chad!, Especially the first one, almost didn't recognize it!
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Here's an incredible series of pictures named "Glimpses of Canadian Cities" published by the Montreal Daily Star, somewhere between 1910 and 1913.

You can find the original pictures on the BAnQ website, notice no. 0002724366, cote ID 1027

Montréal & Toronto


Ottawa & London


Kingston & Victoria


Halifax & Saint John
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I, also, was unaware of the Trois Rivières fire devastation.

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Edmonton.
Some images I have from 1914.
Fabulous!

A couple similar Edmonton scenes from my collection of McDermid Studios photos.
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McDermid Studios - Armistice Parade during flu epidemic, November 11, 1918 by Spi11, on Flickr

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McDermid Studios - East side of 101 Street north of Jasper Avenue - Tegler Building under construction 1911
by Spi11, on Flickr


Some others ...
Tegler and McLeod buildings under construction in the background.

McDermid Studios - Back of the 1st Presbyterian Church at 103 Street and Jasper Avenue around 1912
by Spi11, on Flickr


The Great West Saddlery Building and Armstrong Block (image center) are both still there on 104 Street north of Jasper Avenue.

McDermid Studios - Corner of 104 Street and Jasper Avenue looking northeast
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Union Bank Building on Jasper is still there.

McDermid Studios - South side of Jasper Avenue between 100 Street and 101 Street about 1912
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Hotel Macdonald

McDermid Studios - Jasper Avenue between 99 Street and 100 Street
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Hotel Macdonald and McLeod Building

McDermid Studios - Old City Market looking southwest
by Spi11, on Flickr


Legislature from the north entrance of the High Level Bridge.

McDermid Studios - North entrance High Level Bridge around 1912
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A number of these Whyte Avenue buildings are still there.

McDermid Studios - Whyte Avenue looking west from 103 Street
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The Selkirk lives on at Fort Edmonton Park.

McDermid Studios - Selkirk Hotel at Jasper Avenue and 101 Street
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Incredible to have almost the same vantage point just years apart.
My project 1914 is to recreate the photos from as close to those locations as possible. I know it can be done.

Nice Find Vapor.

As I scan more of the book I will post them. and Definitely the section on the Fox farms. And rough water canoeing on the Sturgeon River.
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I really love that short little block in front of the hotel. Reminds me of St-Pierre a little.

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A few from Getty.

1858


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...hoto/115586240

1863


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...hoto/152239766

1942


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...hoto/502802583

1951


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...hoto/568961967

1960s

Central Slum still partially intact.


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...photo/81955906

Future location of Scotia Plaza/Atlantic Place.


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...hoto/502802581

Central Slum mostly cleared in this area, Atlantic place going up.


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...hoto/516403189

1965


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...hoto/159666338

1969

View from the new Confederation Building, at the then northwestern edge of the city.


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...hoto/502802719

Fortis Building, the city's first office tower.


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...hoto/502801329

1970


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...hoto/516403395

1973

Central Slum basically completely cleared. Fortis Building already up.


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...hoto/515116469

1974


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...photo/80169740


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...hoto/516403529

1983

Our massacred Downtown West End.


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...photo/79718337

1989

Slightly improved, if only for being slightly re-filled.


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...hoto/452370234
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Fortis Building, the city's first office tower.


http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/new...hoto/502801329
Is there any reason why the streets in St. John's were so wide? Streets of a similar vintage - especially with high density rowhouses on them - tend to be much narrower elsewhere.
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Water Street used to be infamous for being very winding and not having a properly organized street wall. Even buildings made of stone would often jut out into the street at various angles and not line up with one another. It was ridiculed by the British (and others, I'm sure), and we grew embarrassed about it. There were lots of articles in the papers back then about what a shame it was to have such a haphazard, disorganized city.

At every opportunity, including after the Great Fire of 1846, and especially after the Great Fire 1892, we tried to widen and straighten streets.

Water Street, pre-1892:



It's too bad. We would've had lots of lovely little nooks and crannies for sidewalk cafes like small-town Europe.
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great St. John's and Edmonton sets. Very cool shots.
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Some old random stuff posted on Flickr but the Toronto Library.
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the Wanderer bike Club, Queens Park 1884
[IMG]Wanderer&#x27;s Bicycle Club by Special Collections Toronto Public Library, on Flickr[/IMG]

Curtis Flying School 1903
[IMG]Curtiss Aviation School, Lakeview by Special Collections Toronto Public Library, on Flickr[/IMG]

Cycling Club, Swansea area 1900
[IMG]Cycling Club, Swansea area by Special Collections Toronto Public Library, on Flickr[/IMG]

Exhibition Park Railway Station (Grand Trunk Railway), east of C.N.E. Dufferin St. gate. 1915
[IMG]Exhibition Park Railway Station (Grand Trunk Railway), east of C.N.E. Dufferin St. gate. by Special Collections Toronto Public Library, on Flickr[/IMG]

Royal visits to Canada: George V (1901), Government House Toronto
[IMG]Royal visits to Canada: George V (1901) by Special Collections Toronto Public Library, on Flickr[/IMG]

Scarborough School Section No. 7, 1908
[IMG]Scarborough School Section No. 7, Old Kingston Road, north side, west of Highland Creek by Special Collections Toronto Public Library, on Flickr[/IMG]

Union Station 1923, Toronto
[IMG]Union Station (1873-1927), Toronto, Ontario by Special Collections Toronto Public Library, on Flickr[/IMG]

Elections Ontario (June 8, 1908), looking south on Bay St. to Melinda St.
[IMG]Elections Ontario (June 8, 1908), looking south on Bay St. to Melinda St. by Special Collections Toronto Public Library, on Flickr[/IMG]

This shot is from the 1913 Canadian National Exhibition
[IMG]Motor-Car Racing by Special Collections Toronto Public Library, on Flickr[/IMG]

John Doel house, Adelaide St. W. north-west corner Bay St. The location of Trump Tower today.
[IMG]John Doel house, Adelaide St. W. north-west corner Bay St. by Special Collections Toronto Public Library, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Keep em coming, best thread!
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Great pics, Drew!

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A few more from the Archives.

1926









1933











1942-44











1951

(Pouch Cove, northern edge of the CMA today)



(They're wearing a folk costume, BTW. That's how the ladies dress when we do our folk dances at festivals and things)

1960



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A few from the National Archives of the United Kingdom. 1910.

CO 1069-293-34 by The National Archives UK, on Flickr

I like this shot - every building in it is still there.

UK Archives caption: Mass meeting of the 4th August, 1916, the second anniversary of the beginning of the war, at St. John's Newfoundland. Meeting being addressed by Hon. J.R. Bennett, the Colonial Secretary and Acting Prime Minister, His Worship the Mayor (W.G. Gosling Esq.), His Excellency the Governor, Sir W.E. Davidson K.C.M.G., in front of the Court House Building, Water Street.

(Governor was our equivalent of Canada's Governor General)

CO 1069-294-1 by The National Archives UK, on Flickr
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