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Archive of posts tagged "archives photo"

15 Nostalgic Photos of Expo 86

March 24th, 2015 @ 2:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s surprising how much I remember about Expo 86, given that I was only 6 years old when the World Exposition on Transportation and Communication took over Vancouver from May until October in 1986. I remember going to Guildford Mall to get our family photos taken for our season passes. I had found something to […]

Vancouver Icons: Pacific Central Station

March 18th, 2015 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are only a few dozen public buildings in Vancouver that have celebrated a centennial but in just a few years the Pacific Central Station will join the list. Built when False Creek was first being filled in, this Neoclassical Revival building has served as a train station since 1919, and a bus station since […]

March in Vancouver History

March 3rd, 2015 @ 2:18pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives and Chuck Davis’ History of Metropolitan Vancouver, here’s a glimpse at what happened throughout the month of March in Vancouver history: Property damage caused by the explosion. Archives# CVA 586-3598. Photographer: Don Coltman. March 6, 1945 “If you were here on March 6, 1945 you will remember the […]

4 Vintage Vancouver Portraits

February 18th, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Browsing the City of Vancouver Archives, I am often searching for a building, a place, or a theme related to how much Vancouver has changed over the years. Lately I’ve been focusing a bit more on the people of Vancouver who walked in Stanley Park, went to parties in the Hotel Vancouver ballroom, and who […]

February in Vancouver History

February 10th, 2015 @ 8:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives and Chuck Davis’ History of Metropolitan Vancouver, here’s a glimpse at what happened this month in Vancouver history: February in Vancouver History February 29, 1931: Frozen fountain in Stanley Park. Archives# CVA 1477-613. February 4, 1882 People came from far and wide to see the glow of the […]

14 Vintage Vancouver Fashion Shoots

January 27th, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are fashion shows at wedding fairs, women’s shows, an eco fashion week, and showcases sponsored by flagship stores – all of which prove Vancouver has been its own little fashion hotbed for years. With a unique sense of style and a thirst for the latest threads for the slopes, the ballroom, or the beaches, […]

Robert Burns Statue in Stanley Park

January 21st, 2015 @ 11:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Upon entering Stanley Park, either by turning east off Georgia Street from Vancouver or from the Coal Harbour Seawall, the first statue you will come across is that of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. Looking down at the Vancouver Rowing Club and out over the city, this was the very first statue ever installed […]

The Best Old PNE Photos 1914-1980

January 15th, 2015 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The City of Vancouver Archives has digitized over 8,000 images from the Pacific National Exhibition (“PNE”) thanks to funding from the British Columbia History Digitization Program. These images are easy to view, re-use, and share. Additionally, they have digitized another 874 images under copyright which can be viewed via the Archives. 1971: Women on the […]