It’s been many months now since the City of Vancouver Archives has completed its project to digitize more than 5000 photos taken by early Vancouver photographer, Don Coltman that I first wrote about in a post last February.
The Coltman collection offers a rich selection of Vancouver and Lower Mainland scenes from post-WW II and includes such subjects as:
- B.C. industries and small businesses such as canneries, ports, sawmills, fishing, pulp and paper making and manufacturing
- Community activities, fashion, businesses, events, sports activities, factories and production
- Vancouver parks, bridges, beaches, streets, buildings, schools, shipyard and dock
- Portraiture including weddings, families and local employees.
All photos are in the public domain and have been uploaded to the Archives online database with accompanying descriptions.