Archive of posts tagged "archives photo"

Archive Photos of the Day: Cordova Street

July 29th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Cordova Street, which runs through the most history-laden part of Vancouver, was once called Willow Street and Oppenheimer Street, before eventually being named after Don Antonio Maria Villaces y Cordova, Spanish Viceroy of Mexico thanks to L.A. Hamilton. 1886: View of Granville [Townsite] looking west from Westminster Ave (Main Street) and Oppenheimer (Cordova) Street. Archives# […]

Old School Vancouver Summer Fashion

June 26th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This weekend, the exhibit Babes & Bathers: History of the Swimsuit opens at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. “As a city surrounded by water, going to the beach and owning a swimsuit is an essential part of both our wardrobe and our Vancouver identity. Drawing primarily on the collections of fashion historian Ivan Sayers, the Maritime […]

Capilano Suspension Bridge 125th Anniversary

June 5th, 2014 @ 8:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today’s collection of photographs from the City of Vancouver Archives is in honour of the quasquicentennial of one of our region’s most recognizable and popular tourist attractions. The Capilano Suspension Bridge, almost as old as the City of Vancouver itself, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. 1905: Archives# Br P59.1 & 1920s: Archives# CVA […]

Stanley Park Train 50th Anniversary

June 2nd, 2014 @ 11:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Stanley Park Train will be celebrating its 50th anniversary of operating the miniature railway with special events Friday, June 6th to Sunday, June 8th. 1966: Stanley Park train. VPL #42873 & 42874. Photographer Gordon F. Sedawie for the Province Newspaper. Stanley Park Train 50th Anniversary From 10:00am to 5:00pm daily, train rides will be […]

Fraser Valley Flood of 1948

May 28th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

On this day in 1948, the Fraser Valley Flood took its grip on the community, causing an estimated $20 million in damages (equal to over $210 million in 2010). According to Environment Canada, it was the greatest flood the region had seen since that of 1894. By the time the flood reached its peak on […]

Lions Gate Bridge Construction Photos

May 26th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Lions Gate Bridge opened to traffic in November, 1938 but the official opening was on this day, May 26, 1939, overseen by this royal couple, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. 1939 – Motorcade crossing the Lions Gate Bridge during visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Archives# CVA 6-104. In honour of […]

Vancouver Cityscape Photos

May 14th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve covered everything from aerials and timelapses to ‘before and after‘ comparisons but recently I found a handful of sweeping cityscape photos in the City of Vancouver Archives that are definitely worth sharing as well. 1969: View of Downtown Vancouver. Archives# CVA 780-6. 1975: Looking east on Water and Cordova in Gastown. Archives# CVA 780-772. […]

May in Vancouver History

May 5th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last month was the City of Vancouver’s 128th birthday, this weekend we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Vancouver Whitecaps, and Science World is celebrating its 25th anniversary over the next few days. April and May have always been active months in the region, with projects taking off new doors opening, and of course the […]