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Vancouver Was Awesome: Archives of the Planet, 1926

Vancouver Was Awesome: Archives of the Planet, 1926

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense .
Heritage Week Trivia Contest: Vancouverites, Test Your Wits!

Heritage Week Trivia Contest: Vancouverites, Test Your Wits!

It’s Heritage Week, and in addition to hosting tours, talks, walks, workshops and celebrations surrounding Vancouver’s fascinating heritage ( scope out the events and RSVP here ) – Vancouver Heritage Foundation has decided to throw a Heritage Week Tr
Vancouver Was Awesome: Charlie Chaplin, 1911 and 1912

Vancouver Was Awesome: Charlie Chaplin, 1911 and 1912

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense .
Vancouver Was Awesome: The Pigeon Park Story

Vancouver Was Awesome: The Pigeon Park Story

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense .
Vancouver Was Awesome: Don't Argue, 1920s

Vancouver Was Awesome: Don't Argue, 1920s

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Con Jones came to Vancouver from Australia in the early 1900s. He opened a chain of billiard halls/tobacco shops using this brand as his signature.
Vancouver Was Awesome: St Valentine's Day Massacre Wall, 1971-1976

Vancouver Was Awesome: St Valentine's Day Massacre Wall, 1971-1976

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . In 1971, an American showbiz entrepreneur named George Patey opened a 1920s-themed restaurant and club called the Banjo Palace at 157 Alexander Street, where the Alibi Room operates today.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Queer Ducks, 1977

Vancouver Was Awesome: Queer Ducks, 1977

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Stanley Park zoo staff noticed something was up with the ducks in Lost Lagoon back in the swingin' seventies. "Something has to be done," zoo curator Larry Lesage told the press .
Vancouver Was Awesome: Hollywood Hospital, 1959

Vancouver Was Awesome: Hollywood Hospital, 1959

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense .
Vancouver Was Awesome: Gas Mask demo, 1940s

Vancouver Was Awesome: Gas Mask demo, 1940s

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Here's one that speaks for itself. It was the most popular 2012 post over at our tumblr blog , and it is pretty awesome. Source: Dominion Photo Co.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Granville, 1884

Vancouver Was Awesome: Granville, 1884

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . David H Nelson arrived in Gastown in 1881. Years later he described his arrival in the young settlement: I came from Wiarton, Ont.