Spanning more than six decades, the Carl Klenk postcard collection was collected between 1947 and 2015. It is comprised of 870 black / white and color postcards providing a visual record of Mission and communities in the lower and upper Fraser Valley, including: Dewdney, Harrison Hot Springs, Hatzic, and Nicomen Island. Of note in the collection is more than 40 postcards of Mission’s most storied street – First Avenue, originally called Washington Street.
Item is a photograph of sidewalk outside Routledge Motors. Five people are meeting outside the building. Several advertising signs are displayed on the building and a post outside. The Canadian Bank of Commerce can be seen across the street.