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Archives Photos of the Day: Carnegie Library

March 27th, 2013 @ 11:01am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The cornerstone was laid for the Carnegie Library on March 29, 1902 and it was then completed in 1903. In its 110 years, the memorable structure on Main and Hastings has been a library, a museum, and a community centre and it’s this week’s Archive Photos of the Day feature: March 29, 1902. Laying the […]

Foncie’s Fotos Documentary

March 21st, 2013 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I have always loved going through my grandparents’ old photo albums showing their houses, streets, and activities that took place when Vancouver was still being shaped into what it has become today. One of my most cherished photos of my Opa (grandfather) is one that was taken by legendary street photographer Foncie Pulice on Granville […]

Vancouver History: Canada’s First Gas Station

March 20th, 2013 @ 11:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver International Auto Show is coming up next week so with all of the event notifications I’m receiving this week I have cars on the brain. Therefore in the search for today’s Vancouver history piece, Canada’s first gas station came to mind. 1920 – Imperial Oil at 590 Hornby St. Donated by J.E. Hayden. […]

Vancouver History: Capitol Theatre

March 13th, 2013 @ 10:29am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was in March of 1921 that the Capitol Theatre opened at 820 Granville. The movie palace was massive for its time (the silent movie era) with 2,500 seats. It had a grand marquee and it’s where legendary theatre manager Ivan Ackery got his start in the business as an usher. 1926 – Archives Item: […]

Canucks Tribute to the Vancouver Millionaires

March 11th, 2013 @ 11:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

On Saturday, March 16, 2013 the Vancouver Canucks will be wearing throwback replica jerseys that pay homage to the Vancouver Millionaires, a team that changed hockey as we know it and paraded down Denman Street with the Stanley Cup in 1915. 1920s – VPL Number: 17996 & 17995. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. The Vancouver Millionaires were […]

Vancouver History: Photographer Daniel O’Neill

March 5th, 2013 @ 9:33am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The weekly collections of archive photography that I usually assemble date back a century if not more. We have early Vancouver (even before it was called Vancouver), its formative years with the original Hotel Vancouver, the race to continually have the “tallest building in the British Empire” over and over again, and the post-war era. […]

Vancouver Aerial Photos Then and Now

February 26th, 2013 @ 10:25am by Rebecca Bollwitt

In a city where the skyline changes annually, it’s always fascinating to look back ten to one hundred years to see how it has evolved. Last week I had the opportunity to fly around the region with News1130’s Kim Seale and I had my cameras firing every few seconds as I tried to capture the […]

Vancouver Icons: Hollow Tree

February 22nd, 2013 @ 2:29pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Hollow Tree in Stanley Park has been the main focus of tourist photo ops for the last century. Images of cyclists, couples, and even cars (inside the tree) come up often in my search of the Vancouver Public Library and Vancouver City Archives. However, when I search for recent photos, like in the Miss604 Flickr […]