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Selling Vancouver in the Kodachrome Era

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

Author Michael Kluckner (“Vanishing Vancouver”, “Vanishing Vancouver: The Last 25 Years“) is hosting a talk, Selling Vancouver in the Kodachrome Era, this Sunday in support of the Vancouver Archives. With Michael Kluckner and special guests: An illustrated talk on commercial photography and filmmaking in Vancouver in the decades after the Second World War, focusing on […]

Vancouver Icons: Dominion Building

October 4th, 2012 @ 8:27am by Rebecca Bollwitt

In 1910 it was the tallest commercial building in the British Empire as well as Vancouver’s first skyscraper. The distinct Dominion Building still commands attention today, standing above Victory Square at Hastings and Cambie. (Left) 1908 Construction. VPL Accession Number: 6884. Photographer: Philip Timms (Right) 1912 VPL Accession Number: 13678. Photographer: R. Broadbridge. The nearby […]

Archives Photos of the Day: West End Houses

September 28th, 2012 @ 10:42am by Rebecca Bollwitt

As much as I love the diversity of neighbourhoods in Vancouver, from the quiet oak-lined streets of the West Side to the community parks of Strathcona and the sloped views of Sunset, the West End downtown has been my home for nearly seven years now. I love that I can walk in a block or […]

Vintage Vancouver Trees

September 27th, 2012 @ 9:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday was National Tree Day and this weekend communities around the province are tree day activities. I thought it would be only fitting to have a tree theme for this week’s roundup of photos from the Vancouver Public Library. Bear in mind, most of Vancouver – including and especially downtown – was covered in forest […]

Vancouver Icons: Gastown Steam Clock

September 24th, 2012 @ 9:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Piping out a steamy tune every 15 minutes, it’s one of the most photographed subjects in Vancouver. While locals may look at it with disdain (since it’s not that old and not even steam-powered), visitors absolutely adore it. On this day in 1977, the Gastown Steam Clock was dedicated and so it’s also today’s Vancouver […]