"Vancouver: An Illustrated Chronology" (used book)
Vancouver: An Illustrated Chronology
by Chuck Davis and Shirley Mooney
About the book
Used book. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Good Condition.
--From the dust jacket
From raucous nights at “Gassy Jack’s” saloon to back-breaking days carving Vancouver from the vast forest that was its birthplace, we follow the people of Vancouver in Vancouver: An Illustrated Chronology. The city’s people live again in this compelling collection of fare photographs: working, playing, and building the great city of Vancouver. Chuck Davis’ and Shirley Mooney’s annotated chronology provides insight into these events and a context in which to view them.
Through the great fire and the city’s rebirth, the Depression, and two world wars, we see Vancouver through the eyes of its builders in clear, detailed photos that bring the past alive with startling immediacy. As the years pass we see the “Three Greenhorn’s” land claim become the prosperous West End, and rough lumbermen give way to a sophisticated, cosmopolitan populace. Vivid colour photography captures the beautiful city of today, irresistibly inviting comparisons to the city that was once Vancouver. A special “Partners in Progress” section, written by business biographer Moyra A. Pepper, details the contributions of the many business and organizations that have helped bring Vancouver from then to now.
Vancouver: An Illustrated Chronology is a vivid kaleidoscope of events and images. Inside its covers the reader will glimpse the many facets of the city of Vancouver.