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A couple of posts ago, I presented an artist’s sketch by Reginald Blunden of the first permanent structure of First Baptist Church. But I didn’t say very much about that structure, how it came to be, where it was located, nor … Continue reading
Players When I happened upon the photo shown above in CVA’s collection I said to myself, “That looks like a theatrical company in costume for Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado!” I could find no mention in local newspapers in 1912 for any … Continue reading
The painting above was purchased by my good friend, Wes, at a thrift store, recently. He didn’t know who the artist was nor anything of his story. He just liked the painted rendering of the portrait. A bit of digging online revealed that the painting … Continue reading
I have just released the latest in my series of “Vancouver Street Corner History” slideshows. This one shows the chateauesque second Vancouver CPR Station (which was exceptionally short-lived: 1898-1914). I hope you enjoy it! Vimeo link here.
Charles Bradbury (1871-1950) is the amateur photographer who made this image. Camera Workers has this to say about him: Originally from Great Britain, Bradbury emigrated to Canada from Borneo. A telegrapher, he photographed throughout the Vancouver region as well as along the … Continue reading
These reflections of the Marine Building were made about 75 years apart in a city that is greatly changed in many ways. There is some comfort, though, in seeing that the building’s exterior is essentially identical. The view on the … Continue reading