Historic Victoria Advertisements

Advertising is an excellent historical resource so we regularly post Historic Victoria Advertisements on the Victoria Online Sightseeing website.

Please note that this is a work in progress; we will be adding more to this page in due time.

Here are the topics we have included so far:

1913 advertisement for Hudson Six and the Vancouver Island Motor Company. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1913 advertisement for Hudson Six and the Vancouver Island Motor Company. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

Automobiles & Transportation

1939 advertisement for Phoenix Lager, brewed by the Victoria Phoenix brewing Company at 1921 Government Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1939 advertisement for Phoenix Lager, brewed by the Victoria Phoenix brewing Company at 1921 Government Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

Beer, Wine & Liquor

  • 1900-1909 (coming soon)
  • 1910-1919
  • 1920-1929 (coming soon)
  • 1930-1939 
  • 1940-1949 (coming soon)
  • 1950-1959 (coming soon)
  • 1960-1969 (coming soon)
  • 1970-1979 (coming soon)
1913 advertisement Budweiser beer, distributed in Victoria by R.P. Rithet & Co., Wharf Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1913 advertisement Budweiser beer, distributed in Victoria by R.P. Rithet & Co., Wharf Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

Businesses

We have included a page on long running, but now defunct, Businesses which had palyed a role in Victoria’s history.

This 1913 advertisement for Budweiser was placed by R.P. Rithet & Co., which operated for decades in the Rithet Building, 1117-1125 Wharf Street.

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Department Stores

Coming Soon

Fashion
  • 1900-1909 (coming soon)
  • 1910-1919 (coming soon)
  • 1920-1929
  • 1930-1939 (coming soon)
  • 1940-1949 (coming soon)
  • 1950-1959 (coming soon)
1915 Advertisement For Dr. Gilbert's Painless Dental Parlors, 1304 Douglas Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1915 Advertisement For Dr. Gilbert’s Painless Dental Parlors, 1304 Douglas Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

Medical, Dental & Health

  • 1900-1909 (coming soon)
  • 1910-1919
  • 1920-1929 (coming soon)
  • 1930-1939 (coming soon)
  • 1940-1949 (coming soon)
  • 1950-1959 (coming soon)
  • 1960-1969 (coming soon)
1909 advertisement for W.G. Cameron, 581 Johnson Street, (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1909 advertisement for W.G. Cameron, 581 Johnson Street, (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

Men’s Clothing

  • 1900-1909
  • 1910-1919
  • 1920-1929 (coming soon)
  • 1930-1939 
  • 1940-1949 (coming soon)
  • 1950-1959 (coming soon)
  • 1960-1969 (coming soon)
  • 1970-1979 (coming soon)

Movies & Theatre

  • 1900-1909
  • 1910-1919
  • 1920-1929
  • 1930-1939 (coming soon)
  • 1940-1949 (coming soon)
  • 1950-1959 (coming soon)
1909 advertisement for the then newly subdivided are bordered by Fairfiled Road, Cook Street, Oscar Street and Linden Avenue (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1909 advertisement for the then newly subdivided are bordered by Fairfield Road, Cook Street, Oscar Street and Linden Avenue (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

Real Estate

  • 1900-1909 
  • 1910-1919
  • 1920-1929 (coming soon)
  • 1930-1939 (coming soon)
  • 1940-1949 (coming soon)
  • 1950-1959 (coming soon)
  • 1960-1969 (coming soon)
  • 1970-1969 (coming soon)
1929 advertisement for Sparton Radios, sold at the Hudson's Bay Company and at Kent's, 642 Yates Street, (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1929 advertisement for Sparton Radios, sold at the Hudson’s Bay Company and at Kent’s, 642 Yates Street, (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

Technology

1912 advertisement for Finch & Finch, 719 Yates Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1912 advertisement for Finch & Finch, 719 Yates Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

Women’s Clothing

  • 1900-1909
  • 1910-1919
  • 1920-1929 (Coming soon)
  • 1930-1939 (Coming soon)
  • 1940-1949 (Coming soon)
  • 1950-1959 (Coming soon)
  • 1960-1969 (Coming soon)
  • 1970-1979 (Coming soon)

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