Have you heard of Foncie Pulice? Foncie was a street photographer in Vancouver for half a decade snapping photographs of Vancouverites in stride on the trendy Granville Street. He took over a million photographs in his lifetime and many of them are collected on Foncie’s Corner on the Knowledge Network. The photos above are my family! On the left my Aunts and Uncle with their Granny heading to see Space Odyssey in the theatre and on the right, my mother’s family just walking along. My mama’s the wee one hiding behind her big brother. So cute.
Foncie’s Fotos Captured the Essence of Vancouver for 50 Years
If you dig vintage, you’ll love scrolling through Foncie’s Fotos to see the fashion evolve over the years. Foncie’s Fotos starts in the 1930s and finishes in the 70s. It’s neat to see how people would dress up and walk down the streets just to be seen. In the shop windows, you can also catch a glimpse of the time. What type of hats are being sold, the look of the shop signs. You might even see someone you know!
Watch the short 20-minute documentary here. Do you see anyone you know?
If you want to see a curated selection of Foncie’s Corner, check out Vancouver is Awesome’s Foncie finds. Also, if you’re ever in Vancouver, go visit Foncie’s Fotos exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver.