Archive for the category "history"

Canucks Tribute to the Vancouver Millionaires


Monday, March 11th, 2013 — 11:34am PDT
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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


Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 — 9:33am PDT
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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


Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 10:25am PDT
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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


Friday, February 22nd, 2013 — 2:29pm PDT
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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 […]

Vancouver History: James Murray Yale


Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 — 1:10pm PDT
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On this day in 1833, James Murray Yale – namesake of Yale, BC and Yaletown in Vancouver – took command of the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Langley. He was 36 years old and had been with the company for half his life already. 1900s – Yale, BC. VPL Number: 41974. Photo credit: Edwards Brothers. […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Croton Studio Photographers


Monday, February 18th, 2013 — 1:19pm PDT
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During my weekly perusal of the Vancouver Public Library Archives I came across the photography collection of Croton Studio, based out of New Westminster. The collection from this commercial photography studio spans the years 1950 to 1978 and features everything from hockey games and holidays to media personalities and parades. They were the official municipal […]