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[VANCOUVER BEFORE THE FIRE]
[Two Very Early Dated Original Photographs of the Vancouver Waterfront Taken Before the Incorporation of Vancouver and the Great Fire of 13 June 1886].
3 June 1885. Two gelatin silver prints, each ca. 11,5x18 cm (ca. 4 ½ x 7 in). Pencil captions on verso, mounted in a recent mat. Both images with tears on the upper margins; one with the old tape stain and upper left corner broken, but the contrast and clarity are still very good. Overall good photos. Very early photos of Vancouver, taken before the city incorporation (6 April 1886) or the Great Vancouver Fire (13 June 1886). The upper photo shows "Burrard Inlet & Moodyville from Granville" with the North Shore mountains in the background, the lower one - "Burrard Inlet from Granville" looking east toward the Hastings mill and town site.