The Collective Picture

Vintage Photography Redefined

admin On April - 29 - 2009

The grey skies that plague Vancouver British Columbia all winter have finally let up. This dramatically changes the feel of this city. Suddenly the thick clouds lift and the sun shines, making its beaches inhabitable and reassuring residents that the mountains still can be viewed from Vancouver, even if their presence has been absent for months. With this mind set I have collected various images from the beach, different people and lives removed from my own by close to a century showing one of my favorite things to do on a beautiful day, enjoy the sun with friends and loved ones.

1890.Children at beach

Circa 1890. Children paddling in the sea. Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum
1900 Kitsilano Beachca. 1900-1925. View at Kitsilano Beach. Canada British Columbia. Albertype Company/Library and Archives Canada/PA-031671
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1910 Coney Island Beach
[between 1910 and 1915] Coney Island, the Beach. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
1914. Children on Beach Grange-over sands
Circa 1914. Children playing on beach, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria. Maker: Francis1916. Rustico Beach PEI Canada
ca. 1916. Rustico Beach, PE, Canada. Wm. Notman & Son. McCord Museum of Canadian History1916. Wilmette Beach
1916. People on the bathing beach circa 1916 Swimmers with beach umbrellas at Wilmette beach. 1917. Children swimming beachca. 1917 Children on the beach.1920 woman on beach
ca. 1920s. Two women, wearing bathing suits and bathing caps, lie in shallow water at the beach. Taken in Lyall Bay, Wellington. Photographer unidentified. Photographic Archive. Alexander Turnbull Library1930. photographer on beach Netherlands
Circa 1930.Beach photographer taking pictures of mother, children and a dog. The Netherlands,

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