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Time Traveller: Here's how home delivery looked in 1912

Amazon and UPS can't top this delivery wagon that was hitting homes around North Vancouver for the Lynn Valley General Store more than 100 years ago
The Lynn Valley General Store delivery wagon, in 1912. | NVMA 12421

These days, we can get nearly anything we want or need delivered to our homes.

Food delivery can bring restaurant quality meals to your door, clothing stores offer shipping for online purchases, and grocery stores can deliver your groceries right to you, just to name a few.

Believe it or not, if you were living in Lynn Valley in 1912, you would have been able to have your goods from the local General Store delivered to you. It was not exactly by a vehicle, however, but rather by a horse and wagon! Seen here is the Lynn Valley General Store delivery wagon. The driver is not identified.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open by appointment only. Contact:

Navigate culture on the North Shore by using the North Shore Culture Compass.

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