Archive of posts tagged "archives photo"

Vancouver Then and Now Photo Challenge

February 27th, 2014 @ 1:44pm 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, should you choose to accept it, is to create […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Vancouver Snow Photos

February 26th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Lower Mainland received a healthy dose of snowman-worthy snow over the last few days and although much didn’t stick downtown, I found evidence in the Vancouver Archives that such wasn’t always the case. Downtown Vancouver has definitely seen its share of snow days over the last century: Vancouver Snow Photos 1937: Courthouse (now Vancouver […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Signs

February 10th, 2014 @ 9:25am by Rebecca Bollwitt

1933: W. Moffitt Service Signs Limited. Archives #CVA 99-4382. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. 1930s & 1963. Main Street signpost & Granville Bridge signs. VPL# 30930 & 43359A. 1944: Peace Arch International Boundary sign. Archives #CVA 586-2822. 1948 & 1972. Plaza Theatre, Buick automobile, Kingsdale Motors promotion & signs on Cordova Street. VPL# 80635 & 85872K. Photographers: […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Rainy Streets

January 29th, 2014 @ 10:29am by Rebecca Bollwitt

1907: View of Granville Street, north of Dunsmuir Street, in the rain. Photographer: Philip T. Timms. Archives# CVA 677-525. 1907: Hastings and Richards Streets, in the rain. Photographer: Philip T. Timms. Archives# CVA 677-584. 1931: Georgia Street. Photograph shows parts of the second and third Hotel Vancouver and the Birks’ clock. Photographer: James Crookall. Archives […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Vaudeville

January 21st, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vaudeville in Vancouver was huge given the age of the city and the era in which the theatrical genre thrived. From about the 1880s until the 1930s (when Vancouver was just growing up as a city) Vaudeville theatres around town — like the Pantages and the Orpheum — attracted popular traveling acts and kept locals […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Biplanes

January 15th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver is spectacular from almost any angle but I really love getting above it all when I’m taking a seaplane flight, helicopter ride, or am fortunate to do a ride-along with a traffic plane. There’s quite a bit of aviation history here in BC, as you can find in the Canadian Museum of Flight and […]

Vancouver History: Vancouver Exhibition Forum

January 11th, 2014 @ 10:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The PNE Forum building at Hastings Park holds its share of history, from hockey and lacrosse, to war-time injustices, roller derby and Nirvana. 1931: Archives# CVA 99-4015. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. Vancouver Exhibition Forum This 45,000 gross square foot building was constructed on the Vancouver Exhibition grounds in 1931. 1931: Construction of the Forum. Archives# CVA […]

14 Photos of Vancouver in 1914

January 6th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

One hundred years ago, our fair city was 28 years old and already survived a Great Fire, erected the tallest building in the British Empire, built a courthouse that stands today as the city’s art gallery, had a thriving interurban transit system and a population well over 100,000 (a fifth of what it is today). […]