Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fountain, Stanley Park, Vancouver - Treasure Chest Thursday

The Fountain, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 'Linen' postcard; coloured, unused. The Coast Publishing Company, Vancouver, BC. (C.P. 128). Late 1930s? Private collection.

The Stanley Park fountain in Lost Lagoon was opened in 1936 to celebrate Vancouver's Golden Jubilee. The coloured light displays were an original feature. The fountain was restored in 1986 - for Expo, the World Exposition on Transportation and Communication.

The Tacoma Public Library has another Stanley Park postcard [ID # Fleming-131] showing a different view of the fountain - from the same company and likely from about the same time period. For more about The Coast Publishing Co., see Postcards of the Coast Publishing Company, Vancouver, British Columbia by Lee Dowsley and Roma George, with Chris McGregor. For more information on this book, see the Vancouver Postcard Club website.

This postcard could be a submission for the 17th Edition of A Festival of Postcards as the theme this time is LIGHT! If you'd like to enter this on-line Festival, see the details at the Festival headquarters at A Canadian Family, Deadline: February 28th, 2010.

And if you need to start to scan your family postcards, or want to scan more postcards, why not join the first 2010 ScanFest on January 31st. Details and tips for scanning are up now at AnceStories The Stories of My Ancestors.


Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

Qutie lovely - and sharper than most postcards of this type!
I'm still hemming-and-hawing between several postcards.
I should get my act together and post - shouldn't I? (smile)
Evelyn in Montreal

M. Diane Rogers said...

Well, I have 2 others I am thinking of using for my 'real' submission. It's going to be fun to see what kinds of cards/images people choose for this theme!

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary :)

M. Diane Rogers said...

Thank you very much, Teena. I'm afraid I've been busy this week and forgot today was the big day - 5 years of blogging at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt!