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Vancouver Then and Now Photo Challenge Results

April 17th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Over the last few of years I have featured themed collections of photos from the City of Vancouver Archives on my site. However, this month I thought I would change things up a bit and issue a challenge to my readers and local photographers. The challenge was to create your own photos to replicate a […]

Vancouver Construction Time-Lapse GIFs

April 10th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I was recently browsing the Vancouver archive GIF goodness that is Vancouver Rising and I noticed that one of the animated images was a series of photos from the City of Vancouver Archives that were simply stitched together. It reminded me of this collection of “Under Construction” photos I posted last year and made me […]

April in Vancouver History

April 2nd, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

April is one of the most significant months in Vancouver history since it was incorporated on April 6th in 1886. Here are a few more interesting moments in our city’s story that occurred this month, sourced from The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver. 1886: City Hall and 1st Council. Photograph taken in September, after […]

14 Photos of Vancouver in 1974

March 27th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Whitecaps FC are celebrating 40 years of Whitecaps soccer in this city, promoting previous team members, traditions, and the beloved “White is the Colour” chant, heard best when coming from a record player. In honour of this anniversary, I have put together a collection of Vancouver photos from May-August of 1974, when the Whitecaps […]

Archive Photo of the Day: March Weather

March 19th, 2014 @ 2:11pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It seems that “March Weather” in Vancouver has always meant that a stroll at the beach is in order, making us the envy of our East Coast counterparts who may still have snow in their forecast. In my search for early spring photos in the City of Vancouver Archives today I found an image of […]

Vancouver History: Mabel Ellen Boultbee

March 12th, 2014 @ 12:19pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Converted from apartments in 1929, The Ritz Hotel in Vancouver was located at 1040 West Georgia. Radio station CJOR started there in 1926, before moving out in 1930, and the building was demolished in 1982. [Source: Emporis]. The hotel had another prominent tenant whose name keeps coming up in relation to the property: Mabel Ellen […]

Vancouver History: Greenhill Park Explosion

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

The Sinking of The Greenhill Park is one of my favourite tracks off The Matinee’s latest album We Swore We’d See the Sunrise. It’s a beautiful and haunting song with a very real — and very tragic — event behind its name. An event that took place 69 years ago (tomorrow) in Vancouver’s harbour. March […]

Archive Photo of the Day: Oscar’s Steakhouse in Vancouver

February 28th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Academy Awards (Oscars) are taking place on Sunday, March 2, 2014 and when I was browsing the City of Vancouver Archives recently, I found the iconic statuette in a most unusual place: perched outside a building on Burrard and Georgia. Zoomed in. May 1955: Photograph by Walter E. Frost. Archives# CVA 447-330 Oscar’s Steakhouse […]