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Ingledews VPL_27165 - Automobiles of 1940s

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PHOTO NUMBER: 27165.DESCRIPTION: Ingledews Shoes, Granville Street, Vancouver, BC.PHOTOGRAPHER: Dominion Photo Company.DATE: 1946.SUBJECTS:stores, Retail, Shoes, Neon.More information on our historical photograph collection: www.vpl.ca/historicalphotos ( http://www.vpl.ca/historicalphotos )

In the 1950s Vancouver was said to be second only to Shanghai in the number of neon signs per capita in the city. Neon Products Ltd, a company established in Vancouver in 1928, and the largest manufacturer of neon signs in Western Canada, estimated that in 1953 there were 19,000 neon signs in Vancouver, one for every 18 residents. In many ways the grey cityscape and frequently wet sidewalks of Vancouver provided a perfect backdrop for neon. The black and white photography of the time wonderfully reflects this mid-century ambience, as can be seen from the photos in this set. Vancouver Public Library Historical Photographs.

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We at GetArchive are exploring new methods of image metadata augmentation and verification. Our goal is to make it possible to find images on any topic. In particular, we are trying to verify and fix historic periodization. This collection is made of historic photographs of automobiles that look as if they were taken in the 1940s. The collection is made with aid of a neural image recognition network dealing with the whole image composition rather than with the car model - some cars may be dated incorrectly. Although, while this method is surprisingly good for the purpose of dating and tagging, a certain percentage of images (less than 8%) may not represent automobile, but other vehicle type or visually similar object. Naturally, our next step should be creating numerous datasets for a particular car years&models, but as of September 2022, we found no use to justify the effort.

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Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada49.24598, -123.13920
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