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“Bird's Eye View of Vancouver, B. C.” print by Charles H. Rawson (1907)

“Bird's Eye View of Vancouver, B. C.” print by Charles H. Rawson (1907)

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Vancouver's Charles H. Rawson made this bird's eye view of the city fairly early in his career, and by the time he died in 1948 he'd fought in WWI, co-founded the Federation of Canadian Artists, and spent the majority of his life as a commercial and fine artist. You can read all about him right here, but unfortunately, that bio doesn't tell us why he drew an enormous white trapezoid floating above Burnaby in this piece.

To get you situated in that map, though, it's a westward view, the major road bisecting it vertically is East Hastings, and the curved main horizontal road is the modern-day TransCanada Highway. Also, if False Creek is disorienting you, it's because the closest section of it was filled in to Main Street in 1913. Here it's shown in its original form.

A reproduction available at 16x12" or 24x18" on Epson Enhanced Matte 192 gsm paper printed with Epson UltraChrome XD2 archival ink. Sold in an open edition, unframed. Based on this original public domain image held by Library & Archives Canada. 

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