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Archive of posts tagged "archives"

Archive Photos of the Day: Horses

August 27th, 2013 @ 10:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I dreamt up today’s photo feature from the Vancouver Public Library and City of Vancouver Archives as I do many others: I type in a subject that I think might be featured in bunch of archive photos and see what comes up. Today, that word was horses and I am in luck. The first gasoline-powered […]

Archive Photos of Stanley Park

August 20th, 2013 @ 11:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Celebrate! Stanley Park is coming up this weekend in honour of the 125th anniversary of the iconic public park on the edge of the city. “Lord Stanley threw his arms to the heavens, as though embracing within them the whole of one thousand acres of primeval forest, and dedicated it ‘to the use and enjoyment […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Kingsway

August 15th, 2013 @ 3:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The street we know as Kingsway today connected New Westminster to Vancouver as far back as 1860 (before Vancouver was a city). Following the wagon road built by the Royal Engineers between the Colony of British Columbia in New Westminster and the area near Granville Townsite, it has stayed pretty true to its original path […]

Vancouver Icons: Nine O’Clock Gun

August 14th, 2013 @ 12:54pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It has been 7 years since I first wrote a blog post about the Nine O’Clock Gun in Stanley Park. It’s one of those things that my husband and I walk by and he says to me: “You should blog that!” — and thanks to his suggestions over the years I’ve “blogged that” over 5,570 […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Robson Street

July 25th, 2013 @ 11:21am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Granville Street is often the focus of historic Vancouver photo features, with its neon lights on theatre row and ever-changing retail landscape. However, it’s just as fascinating to take a look back at some of downtown’s other key business districts, such as Robson Street. For the popular social media “Throwback Thursday” theme today, the Robson […]

Archive Photos of the Day: King Studio

July 22nd, 2013 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Public Library and City of Vancouver Archives host collections of images that have been catalogued including works from Major Matthews (found of the Vancouver Archives), Leonard Frank, W.J. Moore, Philip Timms, and dozens of others. The library has one of these collections for King Studio: 1933: Imperial Oil service station. VPL Number: 70726. […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Swimming

July 17th, 2013 @ 3:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s always fun to look back at how Vancouverites used to cool off during the summer months, seeing how our waterfront landscape — and swimming attire — has changed. Since I have previously posted a collection of beach photos (and a short story about the English Bay Pier) today I’m focusing specifically on swimming for […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Stanley Park Visitors

July 10th, 2013 @ 9:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Stanley Park is Vancouver’s favourite outdoor recreation destination in the heart of the city. With over 8 million annual visitors, this National Historic Site has been ranked among the top city parks in the world. We enjoy its Seawall, forest trails, attractions, beaches, rose garden, and how it provides us with a splash of nature […]