Archive for the category "history"

Vancouver History: Photographer Art Jones

November 7th, 2012 @ 2:07pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

After publishing almost 100 posts with collections of photos from the Vancouver Archives and Vancouver Public Library, I have taken note of some important and prolific photographers from Vancouver’s earlier days. One name that comes up often is Artray Studio“>Artray Studios or Artray Limited. Today’s collection of photos from the Vancouver Library Archives features the […]

Vancouver History Oddities: Crow Commute

November 2nd, 2012 @ 11:29am by Rebecca Bollwitt

If you’ve lived in Vancouver long enough there are a few things that become a part of your everyday routine. At noon the O! Canada horns will sound at Canada Place, at 9:00pm the Nine O’Clock Gun will fire, and at around 5:30pm tens of thousands of crows will retreat to Burnaby from Vancouver. Photo […]

Vintage Vancouver Postcards

October 31st, 2012 @ 11:39am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver has always been a hot tourism destination. From being marketed as the “City of Destiny” to visitors sending postcards around the globe to say: “wish you were here”. I searched the Vancouver Archives and Vancouver Public Library Archives this week to find some old postcards that tourists and locals alike could purchase and send […]

Vancouver History: Ivan Ackery

October 29th, 2012 @ 10:07am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver’s known for its H-shaped telephone pole alleyways which have been featured in film and television series for decades. Some have names given to them by historians or businesses but others, like Ackery Alley between Granville and Seymour, were named in tribute. 1929 – VPL Accession Number: 11035. Photographer: Leonard Frank. Ivan Ackery was the […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Attractions

October 26th, 2012 @ 9:39am by Rebecca Bollwitt

In honor of the new Vancouver Inspiration Pass offered by the Vancouver Public Library, I decided that this week’s collection of photos from the archives should have a tourism and attractions theme: 1904 – Hollow Tree in Stanley Park. VPL Number: 5. 1900s – View from Grouse Mountain. VPL Number 8128. Photographer: Philip Timms. 1905 […]