Although yesterday’s numbers haven’t yet been tallied, it’s estimated that 49 million cases of beer were consumed during last year’s Super Bowl1. While everyone slides back into work this morning I figured an ale-themed archive photo roundup would be in order. 1890 – Employees of Doering and Marstrand Brewery in Mount Pleasant. Archive item# Dist […]
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While at the BC Sports Hall of Fame I came across the inductee information for Trev Deeley (1920-2000), a name associated with the award-winning Harley-Davidson dealership. When I happened to drive by the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition on Boundary Road not even 24 hours later I took it as a sign — this was a story […]
It was February 2, 1966 that the Grouse Mountain SkyRide officially opened to skiers. It was dedicated later that year, on December 15th, by Premier W.A.C. Bennett. Photo credit: mountainhiker on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool Photo credit: Pat Z on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool & John Bollwitt […]
I recently took my first trip to the North Vancouver Museum‘s Presentation House to find out more about their programs, archives, and current exhibits. The Presentation House is one of two locations for the museum, located on West 4th at Chesterfield, while the archives are over in Lynn Valley. The old schoolhouse building, and former […]
The Bailey brothers, Charles S. and William, setup shop in Vancouver at the end of the 19th century. Charles was the first to arrive from Ontario and form a photography company partnership, Neelands & Bailey, which lasted about a year. In 1890 William joined his brother in Vancouver and Bailey Bros Photography was born. 1886 […]
Already recognized in Canada and the United States, the City of Vancouver has also officially declared February as Black History Month. Last year I touched on Vancouver’s Black history by doing up a small profile on East Vancouver’s Hogan’s Alley, but there is a much greater story to be told and celebrated. Governor Douglas ca. […]