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Vancouver Icons: Flack Block

November 13th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

On November 11th each year a poignant and concise banner is raised on the Flack Block that states: We Remember. Looking at the photos from this year’s ceremony at Victory Square’s cenotaph, I got the idea to add the Flack Block to the Vancouver Icon photo series. Aside from standing on a very important corner […]

Top 10: History Posts on Miss604

November 6th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Since I’m celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Miss604 on November 13th, I figured that a retrospective series was in order leading up to the event. Over the last 10 years I have personally published over 6,240 posts while family and friends have contributed over 200 guest posts. I’ve decided to pick out my Top […]

Archive Photos of the Day: On The Job

October 30th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I began assembling this collection of photos from the City of Vancouver Archives on Labour Day, hence the theme, and while it didn’t get published then, I still love these “on the job” photos of Vancouver workers throughout the years: 1887: C.P.R. crossing under construction on Cordova between Seymour and Granville Streets. Archives# Can P25. […]

Vancouver History: The Creche

October 30th, 2014 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

104 years ago a philanthropic institution in Vancouver offered daycare for the children of working mothers for 10 cents a day. The Creche, first located at 752 Thurlow Street downtown, received children of women who have to go out to work “when their mothers are unable to give them personal care,”1 and it was Canada’s […]

Win Tickets to Vancouver Archives Screenings

October 27th, 2014 @ 3:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The City of Vancouver Archives will present their fifth annual screening of “Vancouver – A Progressive City!” at the Vancity Theatre this November. This popular screening, complete with a wide range of newsreel footage, home movies, industrial and promotional films, will focus on Vancouver from the 1930s-1960s. 1946. Airline stewardess passing the “Vancouver, City of […]