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Family Outing 1924

Family Outing 1924

I love the fashions of the period (mid-1920's). Right to left: My grandmother Gertrude, my father Tom I'Anson Jr. and his sister Jenny. The beach would be in Victoria or Vancouver BC. View full size.

Kits Beach, 1957

I agree, it looks like Kitsilano Beach. The distant shore looks similar to the one in this picture of me at Kits Beach circa 1957.

Kits Beach

My guess is Kits beach in Vancouver (the north end just before it curves around to the east towards the present-day Maritime Museum). That would be the Westend in the background and the clouds are low enough that you can't see the north shore mountains.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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