Advertisement for Peerless Steam Laundry, once located at 1698 West 3rd Avenue at Pine, on the south east corner, now the site of a public storage facility. Oh, and their phone number was BAyview 0841. From a 1940 Strand Theatre programme.
For a rather unsettling commentary on the advertisement’s slogan, see the comments.
You may have noticed how I’ve tagged images by the street names on this blog; I used the street name only, without the suffix/type, which might get a bit confusing when folks randomly search Tumblr, but should work fine for the iconic street names. In addition to tagging the street name, the vicinity or neighbourhood, the medium/genre, the artists name, and Vancouver itself, I’ve used a few other niche tags to highlight some of my favourite work. This post features two of those; I’ve mentioned the Artist Unknown tag before; I’ve also used the Ad tag when the artwork was explicitly commercial art or advertising art, which often happens to be Artist Unknown as well.
Hotel, Map, Bridge, Concept and Transit tags are also personal favourites of mine, and I generally give the Popular tag to posts that rapidly receive at least 10 likes, reblogs, or comments, but these numbers are sometimes skewed by Tumblr spammers which I actively block, so results will vary.