Vancouver History: 1915-1930 Style

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Art Deco Chic, the latest exhibit from the Museum of Vancouver, opens March 7, 2012 and I am currently doing a ticket giveaway for opening night. In conjunction with this, I thought it would be fun to browse the Vancouver Archives and preview some historic style from Vancouver’s earlier years.


(Left) 1916 – BC Sugar Refinery picnic. Archives item# CVA 99-429. Photographer: Stuart Thomson
(Right) 1917 – Women dressed for the War Dance. Archives item# CVA 99-495. Photographer: Stuart Thomson


1926 – Lord & Lady Byng at the CPR station. Archives item# Port P9. Photographer: Stuart Thomson


1927 – Opening day of the Vancouver Exhibition. Archives item# CVA 99-1766. Photographer: Stuart Thomson


1928 – Opening day of Landsowne Races. Archives item# CVA 99-1749. Photographer: Stuart Thomson


1929 – Woman at LaSalle Recreations. Archives item# CVA 99-2059. Photographer: Stuart Thomson


1929 – Society girls. Archives item# CVA 99-2408. Photographer: Stuart Thomson


1929 – Polo spectators. Archives item# CVA 99-2583. Photographer: Stuart Thomson


1929 – Skiing on Grouse Mountain. Archives item# CVA 99-2002. Photographer: Stuart Thomson


(Left) 1920s – Mrs. Charlotte Williams. Archives item# Port P612.2.
(Right) 1932 – Miss Violet Barlow. Archives item# Port P490.3.


1930 – At the courthouse leaving for Hazelton. Archives item# CVA 99-2138. Photographer: Stuart Thomson

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  1. DBWednesday, February 22nd, 2012 — 3:37pm PST

    Wonderful photos!

  2. DaniellaMonday, April 2nd, 2012 — 10:26pm PST

    Hard to believe these were from our own Vancouver….almost seems like they came out of an old Hollywood movie 🙂

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