Archive for the category "history"

Then and Now Public Domain Pics in the Vancouver Archives


Monday, January 14th, 2019 — 1:35pm PDT
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I have dug around a bit more to find a few more Public Domain gems within the city archives’ vast collections, which you are free to use! Here are some of my favourites and just for fun, I’ve positioned them with some current Google Street View images for a Then and Now effect

Vancouver in 1919


Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 — 9:00am PDT
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Photos and noteworthy dates and events looking back at Vancouver in 1919. Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives and Chuck Davis’ History of Metropolitan Vancouver.

City Drinks at Seaforth Armoury for Vancouver Heritage Foundation


Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 — 11:06am PDT
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The Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s fall fundraiser, City Drinks at Seaforth Armoury, takes place on November 22nd at one of the city’s most iconic buildings.

Local History: King George Boulevard


Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 — 12:56pm PDT
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On this day (October 16) in 1940, the Peace Arch Highway was renamed the King George VI Highway. Today, it’s King George Boulevard. Browse some archive photos of the thoroughfare.

Shore to Shore: Portuguese Joe Statue in Stanley Park


Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 — 3:16pm PDT
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Unveiled in 2015, Shore to Shore, by Coast Salish master carver Ts’uts’umutl Luke Marston, depicts Portuguese Joe Silvey, along with his first and second Coast Salish wives, Khaltinaht and Kwatleemaat.

The Field of Dreams in Whalley


Monday, August 20th, 2018 — 11:41am PDT
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A story about how the Whalley Athletic Association built their own Field of Dreams in a Surrey community in 1950. Whalley Ballpark, home of Whalley Little League baseball in Surrey, BC.