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Arrow Neon Sign

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/landmark861
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Description
Commercial building.
Associated Dates
1961
Other Names
Lost in the 50's Drive-in
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Lost in the 50's Drive-in
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Associated Dates
1961
Description
Commercial building.
Heritage Value
The Arrow Neon Sign was built in 1961 by the Neonette Sign Company of New Westminster when this property was opened as the Tomahawk Drive-in Restaurant. The restaurant was later known as Lindy's Burger and in 1990, the business was renamed Lost in the 50's Drive-in. It stands 20-foot tall and is composed of a large double-sided hollow steel panel serpentine arrow mounted on a pole supporting a lexan sign panel measuring approximately 8 feet wide by 4 feet tall. The sign was designed with three illuminated features: a round lamp at the top of the pole, a double-sided rectangular fluorescent sign panel box, and two double-sided rows of orange neon arrows that follow the large serpentine arrow. The Arrow Neon Sign remains as a rare surviving example of neon sign art in the city and is the only historic neon sign in South Burnaby. The sign has gained prominence over the years as it has been associated with this small iconic drive-in which has also been utilized as a set for film production. Additionally, the drive-in has played a prominent role in the Edmonds community as a popular setting for recent "Show and Shine" participants to park their classic cars.
Locality
Edmonds
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lakeview-Mayfield Area
Builder
Neonette Sign Company
Community
Burnaby
Contributing Resource
Structure
Ownership
Public (local)
Subject Access
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Helen 'The Swinging Girl' Neon Sign

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/landmark591
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Description
Commercial building.
Associated Dates
1956
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Helen's Childrens Wear Sign
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Helen's Childrens Wear Sign
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4142 Hastings Street
Associated Dates
1956
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 12771
Enactment Date
19/04/2010
Description
Commercial building.
Heritage Value
While the building here is of some importance as the former North Burnaby municipal office, its primary importance is its delightful neon sign that has become a North Burnaby landmark. Helen Arnold opened Helen’s Childrens Wear shop in the building next door to the old Municipal offices in 1948. In 1955, when North Burnaby moved out, she moved into the vacated building. As part of the renovations, Helen enlisted the assistance of her good friend Jimmy Wallace, owner of Vancouver’s Wallace Neon Company, to create a new sign for her expanded business. One of the company’s designers, Reeve Lehman, created the swinging neon girl that was installed in 1956. Designed in two parts, one section of the sign is cloud shaped and reads ‘Helen’s’ while the other section is a moving representation of a little girl on a swing. The sign is nine feet six inches high and nine feet wide, and the lower section is animated with an internal motor and gears. It immediately became a landmark on Hastings Street, and recently the sign’s design fame has spread far and wide as one of the best surviving examples of kinetic neon art in North America.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Community
Burnaby
Name Access
Helen's Childrens Wear
Subject Access
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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First Airship at New Westminster

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto39566
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1909
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.3 x 7.7 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Scope and Content
Photograph of an airship flying above New Westminster. The craft bears a banner reading "Motor Boats Built by Hinton Electric Ltd. At Victoria." The airship was piloted by Harry Ginter and made twice daily flights over the 1909 exhibition.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1909
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers family photograph series
Description Level
Item
Record No.
477-885
Accession Number
2007-12
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.3 x 7.7 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of an airship flying above New Westminster. The craft bears a banner reading "Motor Boats Built by Hinton Electric Ltd. At Victoria." The airship was piloted by Harry Ginter and made twice daily flights over the 1909 exhibition.
Subjects
Transportation - Air
Advertising Medium
Names
Ginter, Harry
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia
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Exhibition Park

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto51368
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Harold H. Johnston fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of people gathered near the entrance to the exhibition park at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) in Vancouver, BC. A banner at the top of the entrance reads "B.C. Centennial Year 1858-1958" and the marquis below the "Exhibition Park" sign reads "Water Follies of 58 / Shri…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Harold H. Johnston fonds
Description Level
Item
Record No.
483-004
Accession Number
2008-08
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of people gathered near the entrance to the exhibition park at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) in Vancouver, BC. A banner at the top of the entrance reads "B.C. Centennial Year 1858-1958" and the marquis below the "Exhibition Park" sign reads "Water Follies of 58 / Shrine PNE Circus / Horse Racing." None of the people in the photograph are identified.
Photographer
Johnston, Harold H.
Subjects
Exhibitions
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Persons - Crowds
Names
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia
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Pacific National Exhibition Sideshow

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto51651
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1970
Collection/Fonds
Harold H. Johnston fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of people gathered outside of a sideshow tent on the Pacific National Exhibition grounds in Vancouver, BC. There are several banners advertising the sideshow attractions including: "Fish Monster," "Freak Animals," "Sea Monsters" and "Mystery Dogs."
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1970
Collection/Fonds
Harold H. Johnston fonds
Description Level
Item
Record No.
483-081
Accession Number
2008-08
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of people gathered outside of a sideshow tent on the Pacific National Exhibition grounds in Vancouver, BC. There are several banners advertising the sideshow attractions including: "Fish Monster," "Freak Animals," "Sea Monsters" and "Mystery Dogs."
Photographer
Johnston, Harold H.
Subjects
Exhibitions
Persons - Crowds
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Names
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia
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Tommy Douglas at Confederation Park

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto51470
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1968
Collection/Fonds
Harold H. Johnston fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of people gathered to listen to Tommy Douglas deliver a speech at Confederation Park. A few people in the audience are holding signs that read "Re-elect Douglas." Tommy Douglas served as the MP for Burnaby-Coquitlam from 1962 to 1968. He went on to become the 7th Premier of S…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1968
Collection/Fonds
Harold H. Johnston fonds
Description Level
Item
Record No.
483-071
Accession Number
2008-08
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of people gathered to listen to Tommy Douglas deliver a speech at Confederation Park. A few people in the audience are holding signs that read "Re-elect Douglas." Tommy Douglas served as the MP for Burnaby-Coquitlam from 1962 to 1968. He went on to become the 7th Premier of Saskatchewan.
Photographer
Johnston, Harold H.
Subjects
Persons - Crowds
Officials - Premiers
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Names
Douglas, Tommy
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby - 250 Willingdon Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
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plaque

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact36450
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV994.38.1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV994.38.1
Description
Plaque. Badge shaped, made of ply-wooden, the background is painted yellow/tan and the lettering is black.
Object History
The plaque commemorates the history of the British Columbia Electric Railway in Burnaby, and the preservation of tram #1223 by the Burnaby Historical Society in 1958. Interurban tram No. 1223 has been restored by the joint efforts of the Friends of 1223 and Burnaby Village Museum. In March 2007 the tram was officially returned to Burnaby Village Museum and is currently on display, in a replica of a Tram Car Barn, at the Museum.
Fraser Wilson hand lettered the sign.
Marks/Labels
"This Interurban Tram Car was built in 1913 by the St. Louis Car Co. for the British Columbia Electric Railway Co. and operated over that company's three lines in Burnaby until abandonment, November 1956. Throughout the nearly fifty years of its existence this tram and seventy similar cars carried many thousands of settlers and commuters and helped to build Burnaby into a thriving community of over 80,000"; "Dedicated and placed here by Burnaby Historical Society. Nov. 30th 1958", hand lettered.
Subjects
Transportation
Transportation - Public Transit
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Record Type
Artifact
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plaque

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact40427
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5868.1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5868.1
Description
Notice - Plaque. Wood backed plaque with cardboard notice from the British Columbia Electric Railway Company advising passengers to stand in a position that does not interfere with the Operator's vision while the vehicle was in motion. The notice also requests that the passengers refrain from unnecessary conversation with the Operator while the vehicle is in motion. The notice is attached to the wood with four tacks. The wood backing is 23.5cm x 18.5cm and the cardboard is 20cm x 15cm.
Subjects
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Transportation
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Transportation - Public Transit
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Record Type
Artifact
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Sign

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact29019
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.95
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.95
Description
Rectangular metallic, magnetic silver painted with "DONT PLAY WATER ON LIVE WIRES" painted in red. A blue sticker with "KS-K5" glued on the bottom. Four mounting holes in the corners. Length: 19.3 cm Width: 12.7 cm Thickness: 1 mm
Object History
key system S.F. California.
Marks/Labels
"DONT PLAY WATER" "ON" "LIVE WIRES"; Blue sticker "KS-KS";
Subjects
Transportation
Transportation - Public Transit
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Record Type
Artifact
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Sign

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact29020
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.96
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.96
Description
A rectangular wooden sign painted cream with green lettering "TO OPEN STAND ON TREADLE". Length: 25.5 cm Width: 14 cm Thickness: 6 mm
Object History
For the British Columbia Electric Railway.
Marks/Labels
on front green lettering "TO" "OPEN" "STAND" "ON" "TREADLE" on cream background. On plain wooden back in pencil "To Open"
Subjects
Transportation
Transportation - Public Transit
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Record Type
Artifact
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Sign

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact29021
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.97
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.97
Description
A rectangular wooden sign painted cream with green lettering "EXIT" (vertically). Length: 28.7 cm Width: 7.7 cm Thickness: 6 mm
Object History
For the British Columbia Electric Railway.
Marks/Labels
"EXIT", printed in light green, edged in black. On plain wooden back, in pencil "No1 SQUARE" "EXIT" "WHITE".
Subjects
Transportation
Transportation - Public Transit
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Record Type
Artifact
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Sign

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact29022
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.98
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.98
Description
A rectangular wooden sign painted cream with green lettering "EXIT". Length: 22.9 cm Width: 6.3 cm Thickness: 6 mm
Object History
For the British Columbia Electric Railway.
Marks/Labels
Green lettering "EXIT" (horizontally) on cream back ground. On back, on plain wood, in pencil "EXIT".
Subjects
Transportation
Transportation - Public Transit
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Record Type
Artifact
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Sign

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact29023
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.99
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.99
Description
A rectangular wooden sign painted cream with green lettering "IN". Length: 11.4 cm Width: 6.7 cm Thickness: 6 mm.
Object History
For the British Columbia Electric Railway.
Marks/Labels
Green lettering, with black borders, "IN", on cream back ground. On back, on plain wood, in pencil, "IN".
Subjects
Transportation
Transportation - Public Transit
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Record Type
Artifact
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Sign

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact29024
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.100
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.100
Description
A rectangular wooden sign painted cream with green lettering "A". Length: 7.6 cm Width: 5.2 cm Thickness: 6 mm
Object History
For the British Columbia Electric Railway.
Marks/Labels
Green lettering "A" on cream back ground. On back, on plain wood, in pencil "A".
Subjects
Transportation
Transportation - Public Transit
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Record Type
Artifact
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Sign

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact29050
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.126
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.126
Description
Metallic, magnetic rectangular shaped. Painted yellow with black lettering beginning with "BLOW DOWN INSTRUCTIONS" for a locomotive. Four mounting holes located at each corner. A red plastic sticker "CNR 6069-C4" is glued at the bottom. Hand printed in pencil on the back is "6069 Stratford Ont. Dec 24, 1961". Length: 28.2 cm Width: 15.2 cm Thickness: 1 mm
Marks/Labels
"BLOW DOWN" (underlined) / INSTRUCTIONS" (underlined), on front in black lettering. "THIS ENGINE EQUIPPED WITH / CONTINUOUS BLOW DOWN. / OPEN MANUAL BLOW-OFF / COCKS 10 SECONDS EACH 30 / MILES TO REMOVE SLUDGE.", on front in black lettering. "CNR 6069-C4" on front red sticker "6069" "STRATFORD ONT," "DEC 24, 1961", on back, in pencil.
Subjects
Transportation
Transportation - Public Transit
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Record Type
Artifact
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tram destination roller

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact25717
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.73.3
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.73.3
Description
Stiff fabric scroll, rolled up and attached to a metal roll that would be placed into a holder. Black back ground and white capital letters for destinations: "VANCOUVER / WESTMINSTER / CENTRAL PK / HIGHLAND PK / BURNABY LK / DOUGLAS RD / STEVESTON / MARPOLE / LIMITED / SPECIAL / RACE TRACK / HORNE PAYNE / CARRALL ST / PARK AVE / CAR BARNS".
Object History
This was a destination roller for British Columbia Electric Railway tram, Burnaby Lake line. It was used by drivers to change the name of their destination.
Category
07. Distribution & Transportation Artifacts
Classification
Land Transportation T&E
Object Term
Sign
Marks/Labels
"CAR BARNS / CARRALL ST / PARK AVE / HORNE PAYNE / RACE TRACK / SPECIAL / LIMITED / MARPOLE / STEVESTON / DOUGLAS RD / BURNABY LK / HIGHLAND PK / CENTRAL PK / WESTMINSTER / VANCOUVER ". printed in white on black background. The back of the scroll has shortened versions of the destinations in black lettering on a white background.
Subjects
Transportation
Transportation - Public Transit
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Record Type
Artifact
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tram destination roller

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact48327
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV005.17.6
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV005.17.6
Description
Fabric sign. For British Columbia Electric Railway. Destinations are in white lettering on black background. VANCOUVER WESTMINSTER CENTRAL PARK HIGHLAND PK BURNABY LAKE DOUGLAS RD STEVESTON MARPOLE LIMITED SPECIAL RACE TRACK There are handwritten abbreviations on reverse; printed on treated cotton fabric.
Marks/Labels
Vancouver / Westminster / Central Pk / Highland Pk / Burnaby Lk / Douglas Rd / Steveston / Marpole / Limited / Special / Race Track MAR 27 1950 / MADE IN U.S.A. / LETTERING ORDER No. 16936
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Vancouver
Subjects
Transportation
Transportation - Public Transit
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Record Type
Artifact
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Window

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact29025
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.101
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.101
Description
Wooden frame around two rectangular shaped windows with a wooden separation bar. The frame and windows are both dark (brown/black). The wooden frame appears to be composed of mahogony. The windows are composed of a glass-like material yet do not appear to be ordinary glass. One side of the windows has a scallop shell pattern and the other side is plain. Two holes are drilled through the edges of the frame at the midpoint. Length: 114 cm Width: 25 cm Thickness: 2.1 cm
Object History
British Columbia Electric Railway transom window.
Marks/Labels
Small blue sticker "BCER - B52".
Subjects
Transportation
Transportation - Public Transit
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Record Type
Artifact
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Notice

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact29081
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.157
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.157
Description
A light weight 31.8 cm x 24 cm cardboard sign printed with "NOTICE" at the top. The BCER sign indicates the last day of service on February 28, 1958 between Marpole and Steveston using BCER interurbans which will be replaced with bus service. The sign is dated February 21, 1958.
Maker
British Columbia Electric Railway Company Limited
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Publication Date
1958
Subjects
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Transportation
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Record Type
Artifact
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interurban transfer

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact28401
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.29.27
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.29.27
Description
B.C. Electric Railway - Transfer . The transfer is on buff paper with black and red print. The transfer is for the B.C. Electric Railway from Interurban Line. Junction point 84975, punched to "VANC'R CITY", a.m., on the Westminster Branch. The ticket is punched '9' in first row of numbers below. The ticket also has space for 'EMERGENCY' and 'CHILD' punches. On the reverse side is an advertisement for the Tram News Stands. There is an illustration of wide-eyed policeman waving and shivering.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Exchange Media
Object Term
Ticket
Subjects
Transportation
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Exchange Medium
Exchange Medium - Tickets
Advertising Medium
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Record Type
Artifact
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