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Archive of posts tagged "archives photo"

Vancouver History: Doreen Reitsma

November 11th, 2013 @ 11:50am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Doreen Reitsma was the first woman from BC to enter Canada’s postwar Navy and although I came across her story in a very roundabout way, I am certainly glad that I found it. I was originally searching the Vancouver Archives for photos of hats — one of my very rare fashion posts sourced from scanned […]

Archive Photos: Cambie Bridge Construction

November 11th, 2013 @ 10:09am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Cambie Bridge as we know it is the third iteration of a crossing in that particular area connecting south east False Creek with the downtown peninsula. The first Cambie Bridge, named after Cambie Street’s namesake Henry John Cambie, was built in 1891. In 1911 it was replaced by the Connaught Bridge, named in honour […]

Archive Photos: Vancouver in the 80s

November 7th, 2013 @ 1:42pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

For my archive photo collections I would normally reach way back into the 1880s, around the time when the City of Vancouver was established, however that’s not the case this week. Thanks to a suggestion from Keira-Anne, the ‘Archive Photos: Vancouver in the 80s’ I’m focusing on will be the 1980s, taking a glimpse at […]

This Month in History: November

November 3rd, 2013 @ 10:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning our clocks fell back an hour and we’ll take a look back at what happened in Vancouver during the month of November over the last century. November 6, 1917: Creating Lost Lagoon, separating it from Coal Harbour. Archives# PAN N54.Click to view full panorama by W.J. Moore. This Month in History Source: The […]

Vancouver History: First City Hospital

October 31st, 2013 @ 1:29pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The site of the first city hospital in Vancouver has been commemorated as part of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation‘s Places That Matter plaque project. On October 9th, the foundation hosted a plaque presentation ceremony at the site, which is now an Easy Park lot. 1914: Cambie looking south from near Pender. Archives# LGN 1233. 2012: […]

Archive Photos of the Day: West End From Stanley Park

October 21st, 2013 @ 2:29pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Stanley Park is one of my favourite places to profile since it is a living reminder of the history of the area combined with the ever-changing landscape of the City of Vancouver. While I have featured photos of its entrance arches, bridges and eventually the causeway that bisected Coal Harbour (creating Lost Lagoon), I have […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Vancouver Canucks

October 9th, 2013 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

On this day in history (October 9, 1970) the Vancouver Canucks played their first (regular season) game as a National Hockey League team. Today, they took their 43rd team photo on the ice at Rogers Arena and in honour of this, I found an early team photo back from the Canucks’ days in the Pacific […]

Vancouver History: October

October 1st, 2013 @ 10:13am by Rebecca Bollwitt

A new month has arrived with rain, winds, and Halloween preparations. In Vancouver history, October has had some defining moments, some of which have been captured and preserved in the Vancouver Public Library and City of Vancouver Archives, while others live on through the words of Chuck Davis’ History of Metropolitan Vancouver. Here’s a quick […]