Royal City: A Photographic History of New Westminster, 1858-1960

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Heritage House Publishing Co, 2005 - History - 191 pages

Rediscover New Westminster in this richly illustrated history of British Columbia's first capital city. Jim Wolf has created an illuminating overview of the city's development and growth—incorporating the words of those who witnessed and recorded the events—and paired it with the remarkable images of the photographers who viewed New Westminster with discerning eyes, capturing history in magical moments with the click of their cameras.

Royal City will be a treasured keepsake for current and past residents of New Westminster, as well as a useful tool for anyone interested in the history of this colourful city and its early photographers.


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About the author (2005)

Jim Wolf, a long-time resident of New Westminster, BC, is well known in the province's heritage community as a heritage planner and a historian. He has been committed to preserving New Westminster's heritage for the past 20 years: at the New Westminster Museum and Archives; as president of the Heritage Preservation Society and former member of the city's Community Heritage Commission; and as a founding director of the New Westminster Heritage Foundation. Jim is currently the heritage planner for the City of Burnaby and an active heritage consultant. He lives with his wife and son in New Westminster's Queen's Park neighbourhood, where they are restoring the 1907 Herbert and Ellen Harrison house.

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