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  • KC
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    I like the gas station sign:
    Complete
    car care
    self service

    (Like the old Texaco on 107th and Groat:
    Self service, service you can trust signs )


    Bell-bottoms - Wikipedia

    “By 1979, skin-tight trousers or 1950s-style drain pipes were much more in vogue, with bell-bottoms been seen as having had their day, remaining in fashion circa 1968-78.[7]”

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell-bottoms
    Last edited by KC; 16-09-2018, 08:16 PM.

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  • AShetsen
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    The old post office closed in late 1977, and gas prices transitioned to per-litre in 1979 (first-day Edmonton price was 16.9 cents per litre).

    The photo was likely taken in July 1978.

    The yellow licence plates were phased out in 1983.

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  • TerryH
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    Originally posted by North Guy66 View Post
    Originally posted by TerryH View Post
    If anyone knows what year the Klondike Days banner (at the extreme left in the yellowed area), then we should know. It may be 1979 when Northlands celebrated its centennial and renamed and re-branded themselves.
    Thanks for the nice pic, Mock.

    Also check out the station wagon's licence plate. The old Alberta plates were 'black gold' before the current colour scheme. So when did the plates change colour? My guess is before the 1980's.

    Another observation from the historic pic is the trolley lines. I've never recalled trolley buses going through Whyte. It must mean this was the early 1970s.
    I noticed that there were no trolley lines east of 104th and, now that I thought of it, the lines were only there to connect to the Strathcona bus barns. Routes 9/41/42 are the only ones I recall using trolleys along 109th Street at Whyte Avenue.

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  • halocore
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    Yeah there are quite a few old Whyte avenue pictures in the provincial archives.

    https://hermis.alberta.ca/paa/Defaul...CollectionID=2

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  • TerryH
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    ^You can also try the Glenbow Museum archives. There are some Whyte Ave. photos, from before 1930 that I could see.

    http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/archivesPhotosSearch.aspx

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  • spoonman
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    Just looking at the Archives on-line, there are quite a few historic shots of Whyte. I may have to go and have a visit to the actual Archives. Thanks for the info, folks!!

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  • GenWhy?
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    Alberta Archives have the most of old Whyte. It also helps is you can properly use a search engine and have the time and patience. Sometimes the best photos are labelled with interesting keywords in them. The University (Peel?) Archives are also good.

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  • TerryH
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    It could be that people that do have old photos and negatives just keep them in boxes. Even places that keep historical collections never seem to want to digitize them. There are lots of historical documents that will rarely see the light of day unless someone's specifically looking for a subject and doesn't mind breathing in several clouds of dust in some dank room.

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  • norwoodguy
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    Originally posted by TerryH View Post
    I don't know what it is but Edmonton seems to be one of those places that closely guard (and I mean barbed wire, armed guards and attack dogs) whatever photos were taken in the past. Only ones taken in the last 10 years seem to make it online.
    That's an interesting observation. One would think that it would be in the public interest to have these available to the greater public in a convenient way.

    Makes me wish I had taken more pictures when I was younger.
    Last edited by norwoodguy; 10-03-2014, 07:28 PM.

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  • TerryH
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    ^The Edmonton archives has very few images online and there are some scattered ones on Google. I don't know what it is but Edmonton seems to be one of those places that closely guard (and I mean barbed wire, armed guards and attack dogs) whatever photos were taken in the past. Only ones taken in the last 10 years seem to make it online.

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  • spoonman
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    Thought I'd ask again - anyone find any cool pictures of old Whyte ave?

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  • spoonman
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    Has anybody found anymore pictures of Whyte ave from bygone times?

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  • spoonman
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    I love it!! Great detective skills by everyone - like an episode of "CSI:Edmonton". Any other great pics of Whyte from the past that anyone cares to share?

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  • Mock
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    The camera I think this was shot with was released in 1974, and the license plate corroborates that. The Black/Gold plates were in use from 1975 - 1984.
    This terrible website suggests that this gas price would have occured between 1977 and 1979. However, it does not specify a region, so it is next to useless.
    The Klondike Days banner remains the best way to figure out the year.

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  • North Guy66
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    Originally posted by TerryH View Post
    If anyone knows what year the Klondike Days banner (at the extreme left in the yellowed area), then we should know. It may be 1979 when Northlands celebrated its centennial and renamed and re-branded themselves.
    Thanks for the nice pic, Mock.

    Also check out the station wagon's licence plate. The old Alberta plates were 'black gold' before the current colour scheme. So when did the plates change colour? My guess is before the 1980's.

    Another observation from the historic pic is the trolley lines. I've never recalled trolley buses going through Whyte. It must mean this was the early 1970s.
    Last edited by North Guy66; 04-06-2013, 01:22 AM.

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