Ready for the weekend? Great!
Ready for the fourth in a series of blog posts that celebrate the “Book Blogs” created by students in Professor Siân Echard’s “The History of the Book” course during the spring 2015 term? Of course you are!
For this assignment, students in the class were asked to choose an item (book or otherwise) from RBSC, research its history, and introduce it to a public audience through a blog.
This week, Will McDonald takes a look at a map entitled “Vancouver, B.C., 1890″ and considers the history of the map, what it highlights, and how Vancouver has changed since its creation (spoiler alert: It’s changed a lot!).
Thanks to historical illustrations and Google maps, Will is able to make some interesting comparisons between Vancouver at the end of the 19th century and today. Enjoy!