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Canadian Fashion Connection – Marjorie Hamilton

Born 1911, Marjorie Hamilton never learned how to sew or design clothing, but in 1945 she decided that most lingerie was dull and made a pair of rayon panties with scalloped edging. When a department store placed an order for … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Ingledew’s

In today’s world of conglomerates and fast fashion it is surprising to learn that there is a Canadian¬†shoe store that has been in business for over a century and is still a family-owned business – that store is Ingledew’s, founded … Continue reading

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Vintage Sartorialist – Foncie Pulice – Vancouver street photographer 1934-1979

I remember seeing Alphonso (Foncie) Pulice once in the early 1970s on Granville street in downtown Vancouver. He would take snaps of people as they¬†passed by and hand you a card where you could pick up the snap the next … Continue reading

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Who’s that girl with my grandfather?

I recently inherited a photo album that had belonged to my mother’s father after he moved to Vancouver B.C. in 1911, well before he met and married my grandmother in 1927. My grandfather looked nothing like me – he was … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Woodwards

After an unsuccessful attempt at opening a series of stores in northern Ontario, Charles Woodward moved to Vancouver, B.C. in 1891. Despite his debts, Woodward managed to open a new store in 1892 but it was a struggle to keep … Continue reading

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