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700 Seymour in ’47

The three images featured in this post of the 700 block of Seymour Street are among the finest available of the block from CVA online. Professional photographer, Don Coltman, was commissioned to make the images for Shell Oil, Co. in … Continue reading

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Unsung Local Artist: Hans Lankau

Updated: November 22, 2016 The image from 1972 was added. Hans Gottfried Edita Lankau (1897-1971) was born and raised in Germany. He immigrated to post-war Canada in 1951 when he was in his mid-50s, settling in West Vancouver. His principal work in … Continue reading

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Trorey Clock

This postcard, published probably in 1907, shows the NE corner of Hastings at Granville (where the Royal Bank of Canada building is today). Prominent in the image is the clock — what most Vancouverites alive today would identify as the Birks … Continue reading

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