Several cities around the region are putting their archive collections online, including thousands of historical photographs – and North Vancouver is no exception. By way of a photo contest, they have enlisted the public’s help in promoting not only the use of their online database, but the history of North Vancouver.
The North Vancouver Museum and Archives have come up with a “Then and Now” contest, which is along the lines of one of my most popular series. The idea is to combine a modern-day photo of North Vancouver with an image from the archives database.
There are three ways to do so for the contest:
All entries must be received by way of the North Vancouver Archives Flickr group on Flickr before December 15th.
The winner will receive a new camera (estimated value of $500), a copy of â€œTime Travel in North Vancouver: A Peek into the Pastâ€ by Sharon J. Proctor, membership to the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, and admission to a variety of local attractions.
For inspiration, you can check out the current North Vancouver THEN & NOW: From Lonsdale Avenue to Deep Cove at Presentation House Museum (209 West 4th Street) until December 30th, 2010.
Visit the archives in person at the Community History Centre â€“ Archives and NVMA offices (3203 Institute Road, Lynn Valley) or online on Twitter, Facebook or Flickr.