Photographer Unknown, Untitled, 1959 (courtesy of Vancouver Engineering Services, Equipment Services).
The Vancouver Street Caboose Exhibition
November 21, 2006 – March 3, 2007
Well into the 1970s, a fleet of wooden trailers, resembling gypsy wagons, served the City of Vancouver Engineering Department as portable tool-storage lockers, lunchrooms, and site offices. They were photographed in 1959/60 for inventory purposes.
The Vancouver Street Caboose Exhibition presents twenty-four vintage photographs of these City vehicles, providing an intriguing glimpse into Vancouver's recent past. These visually flamboyant wagons are long gone, replaced by a series of more modern, comfortable, and convenient-to-use trailers.
The images of these funky street cabooses act as a reminder of all the rough edges and eccentricities that Vancouver has erased in the process of becoming a large and modern city.
This exhibition was curated by Carol Sawyer and Bill Jeffries, with assistance from staff at the City of Vancouver Engineering Services, Equipment Services department.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 7pm