Archive for the category "history"

Vancouver Ghost Signs

February 24th, 2012 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

On Wednesday I captured the progress of the demolition of two buildings at Robson and Granville which revealed a “ghost sign” on the side of the Charlie’s Music building. Immediately Jason Vanderhill and Robert White pointed out on Twitter that this was indeed a ghost sign – the shadow of an old painted advertisement. With […]

Vancouver History: 1915-1930 Style

February 22nd, 2012 @ 10:54am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Art Deco Chic, the latest exhibit from the Museum of Vancouver, opens March 7, 2012 and I am currently doing a ticket giveaway for opening night. In conjunction with this, I thought it would be fun to browse the Vancouver Archives and preview some historic style from Vancouver’s earlier years. (Left) 1916 – BC Sugar […]

Challenger Relief Map of BC

February 21st, 2012 @ 9:58am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Flipping through the pages of Chuck Davis’ History of Metropolitan Vancouver I came across an image of a man with a mop standing on top of the Challenger Relief Map. Created by George Challenger, to this day it’s the largest map of its kind in the world. Via the City Archives on Flickr Since his […]

Vancouver Sun 100 Years

February 13th, 2012 @ 10:10am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Sun celebrated 100 years this past weekend, marking the occasion with tweets, articles, blog posts, a video collage, photo galleries, and the following editorial: The first words to appear in the editorial columns of The Vancouver Sun, the space the newspaper reserves for its own expression of opinion upon public events, disclosed that […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Beer

February 6th, 2012 @ 11:32am by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 […]

Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition

February 2nd, 2012 @ 2:55pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 […]