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Title: Start of parade celebrating the 75th anniversary of Imperial Oil Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Date: September 8, 1955

Remarks: Parade started at 12th and Granville Street, the site of Imperial's second service station in Vancouver. It prceeded down Granville to Smythe and over to Imperial Oil's warehouse at Smythe and Cambie Street, which is the site of the first service station in Canada.

Subject(s): Advertising / Automobiles / Automobiles - Service stations / Imperial Oil Limited - Marketing / Imperial Oil Limited - Service stations / Vancouver, British Columbia - Events / Vancouver, British Columbia - Parades

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Title: Parade of antique automobiles passing Imperial Oil Limited's Smyth Street plant, celebrating the 75th anniversary of Imperial Oil Limited, Vancouver, B.C.

Date: September 8, 1955

Remarks: Reproduction of John Innes painting of the first service station in the background.

Subject(s): Advertising / Automobiles / Automobiles - Service stations / Imperial Oil Limited - Marketing / Imperial Oil Limited - Service stations / Vancouver, British Columbia - Events / Vancouver, British Columbia - Parades

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Title: R.T. Leah opening the ceremony for unvieling plaque at the site of the first service station in Canada,in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Imperial Oil Limited, Vancouver, B.C.

Date: September 8, 1955

Remarks: Reproduction of John Innes painting of the first service station in the background.
R.T. Leah was Imperial Oil's district manager for the Vancouver area; Alderman George Cunningham who acted for Major J.S. Matthews is seated at extreme right.

Subject(s): Advertising / Automobiles / Automobiles - Service stations / Imperial Oil Limited - Employees / Imperial Oil Limited - Marketing / Imperial Oil Limited - Service stations / Vancouver, British Columbia - Events / Vancouver, British Columbia - Parades / Vancouver, British Columbia - Personalities

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Title: Alderman George Cunningham unvieling plaque at the site of the first service station in Canada,in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Imperial Oil Limited, Vancouver, B.C.

Date: September 8, 1955

Remarks: Reproduction of John Innes painting of the first service station in the background.
Ceremony was held at Imperial Oil Limited's main marketing terminal at Smyth and Cambie Street.

Subject(s): Advertising / Automobiles - Service stations / Imperial Oil Limited - Marketing / Imperial Oil Limited - Service stations / Vancouver, British Columbia - Events / Vancouver, British Columbia - Personalities

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Title: G.L. Miles speaking about the achievements of Imperial Oil Limited after unvieling plaque at the site of the first service station in Canada, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Imperial Oil Limited, Vancouver, B.C.

Date: September 8, 1955

Remarks: Reproduction of John Innes painting of the first service station in the background.
Ceremony was held at Imperial Oil Limited's main marketing terminal at Smyth and Cambie Street.

Subject(s): Advertising / Automobiles - Service stations / Imperial Oil Limited - Marketing / Imperial Oil Limited - Service stations / Vancouver, British Columbia - Events / Vancouver, British Columbia - Personalities

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Title: Dignitaries looking at plaque and 13-gallon kitchen tank used to provide street curb service at site of Canada's first service station, during 75th anniversary celebrations of Imperial Oil Limited, Vancouver, B.C.

Date: September 8, 1955

Remarks: Ceremony was held at Imperial Oil Limited's main marketing terminal at Smyth and Cambie Streets.
Plaque was dedicated by Major J.S. Matthews, Vancourver City Archivist and former Imperial Oil employee, who assisted in developing the first service station.

Subject(s): Advertising / Automobiles - Service stations / Imperial Oil Limited - Equipment and supplies / Imperial Oil Limited - Marketing / Imperial Oil Limited - Service stations / Vancouver, British Columbia - Events

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Image No: IP-13c-1-7

Title: Plaque dedicated at site of Canada's first service station during 75th anniversary celebrations of Imperial Oil Limited, Vancouver, B.C.

Date: September 8, 1955

Remarks: Ceremony was held at Imperial Oil Limited's main marketing terminal at Smyth and Cambie Street.

Subject(s): Advertising / Automobiles - Service stations / Imperial Oil Limited - Marketing / Imperial Oil Limited - Service stations / Vancouver, British Columbia - Events

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