Archive of posts tagged "archives"

Archives Photos of the Day: Moustaches

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It’s always a challenge to come up with a theme for my weekly series. However, being that this month is all about facial hair growth for Movember, I decided to make “moustaches” my focus this week. All of the photos below were taken in Vancouver over the last century and found via the Vancouver Archives. […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Costumes

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It’s a happy Halloween in Vancouver as I watch robots, Lego men, Sailor Moon, and plenty of pirates walk by this morning. I thought it would be fun to check out what Vancouverites did for this haunting occasion in the past but I was unable to find many results for “Halloween” during my research but […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Street Fashions

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Yesterday I asked the followers of my Facebook page what the theme of the next Archives Photos of the Day post should be. I had some great suggestions and decided to go with Robert White’s idea of street fashions. While the images were not categorized under a “fashion” tag, I did a little digging and […]

Stanley Park, National Historic Site

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The Stanley Park Ecology Society is hosting a special event during their Annual General Meeting next week. They’re inviting their members and the public to sit in on a presentation from Lyle Dick, Parks Canada Historian. The talk will be about the evolution of Stanley Park as a National Historic Site (designated in 1988) along […]

Archives Photos of the Day: The Bay

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Disclosure: Unpaid, Personal Opinion — I was not paid or offered any compensation for this post. I saw the date of the first store opening on and ran with the theme. Images are courtesy of the Vancouver Archives and the Vancouver Public LibraryPlease review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

It was on this day in 1893 that the Hudson’s Bay Company opened a store at the corner of Georgia and Granville streets. 118 years later, the company is still in the same location (albeit in a different building). It’s been a shopping destination, a meeting place, and a gleaming beacon of Canadian pride during […]