14 Colorized Photographs Brings New Life to Great Moments In Vancouver’s History

Today’s technology has enabled professional and even amateur graphic designers to reimagine moments by “colorizing” vintage photographs. These updated photos can add depth that black and white photos are missing, resulting in dramatic changes.

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Canadian Colour is the talented artist who dug through old black and whites photos from Vancouver’s City Archives and put life back into them. Using Adobe Photoshop, they carefully balanced colours and came up with a spectacular collection of “colorized” photographs.

Below are the updated images with the location and dates:

Entrance to Grouse Mountain – 1929
Entrance to Grouse Mountain 1929

BC Motors Ltd Granville and 15th Vancouver – 1918
BC Motors Ltd Granville and 15th Vancouver - 1918

Cross and Company trucks Vancouver – Aug 24 1936
Cross and Company trucks - Vancouver Aug 24 1936

Two girls on a midway ride PNE Vancouver – 1938
Two girls on a midway ride PNE Vancouver 1938

Arch at the entrance to Stanley Park – 189?
Arch at the entrance to Stanley Park

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Dai Nippon Tokyo Baseball Club on their 1935 North American tour
Dai Nippon Tokyo Baseball Club on their 1935 NAmerican tour

Morrow’s Coal and Ice Company at 1025 Main Street Vancouver – 1931
Morrows Coal and Ice Company at 1025 Main Street Vancouver - 1931

Mr Carr of the Vancouver Lions – 1930
Mr Carr of the Vancouver Lions 1930

Two Chinese boys standing in a crowd watching VJ Day celebrations in Chinatown Vancouver – 1945
Two Chinese boys standing in a crowd watching VJ Day celebrations in Chinatown Vancouver 1945

Mr Pettifer of the Vancouver Lions – 1930
Mr Pettifer of the Vancouver Lions 1930

People and dog in a car in front of Lumbermen’s Arch also known as the Bowie Arch at Stanley Park – 1913
People and dog in a car in front of Lumbermen039s Arch also known as the Bowie Arch at Stanley Park - c1913

ARP children’s gas mask demonstration Vancouver – 1943
ARP children039s gas mask demonstration Vancouver 1943

Vancouver Millionaires 1913 – 1914 season
Vancouver Millionaires 1913 - 1914 season

AL Amiel Ice and Coal packard Truck for Consolidated Motor Co – Nov 1917
AL Amiel Ice and Coal packard Truck for Consolidated Motor Co - Nov 1917

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