Archive of posts tagged "archives"

Archives Photos of the Day: Christmas in Vancouver

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I scanned through the Vancouver Public Library’s archives to come up with a merry collection of images from Christmas in Vancouver over the last century in this week’s series. 1900’s – Santa giving gifts. VPL Accession Number: 18052. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. 1918 – Butcher shop at 2513 Main St. VPL Accession Number: 20633. Photographer: Dominion […]

History Tidbits: Grey Cup in Vancouver

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They 99th Grey Cup Championship is coming to Vancouver at the end of this week with a parade, festival, and final game in which our BC Lions are participating. The Lions had a bumpy start to their season at Empire Field but moved into their renovated home at BC Place and stormed up the ranks […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Mayors

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This week’s theme is a not-so-subtle reminder that there is a civic election happening this Saturday, November 19, 2011. The City of Vancouver has had 39 individual mayors in its 125 years, here are just a few of them in action over the last century. 1886 – VPL Accession Number: 508. The first council meeting […]

HistoryPin: Places Then and Now

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HistoryPin has been developed by We Are What We Do (a non-profit company) and Google to mashup maps with historic photos from communities around the world. The map works by adding user-contributed photos to Google Maps and Street Views. You can zoom into communities and pin points for a true “the and now” view of […]