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Aurora

This newel post lamp is entitled “Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn” and is a copy of the work by French sculptor Moreau. It was removed from the newel post when … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Anna Catherine Roedde

  Anna worked as a nurse at the Vancouver General Hospital. In a tragic turn of events, the Roeddes’ youngest daughter, 28 years old, was murdered during a late-night shift. Benito … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Child Sewing Machine

Sewing machines were a huge labour-saving advantage to women responsible for making/fixing/altering clothes for their large families. Ladies could now make their own clothing instead of paying a seamstress. Sewing … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Swimsuits

This never-been-worn swimsuit was found in a box in a dry goods store in interior BC with the price tag still on! In the late 19th century, Vancouver By-Laws, as … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Deer Heads

These deers were shot by Gustav Sr. and his sons in Stanley Park. Stanley Park was an attraction for more than just the hollow tree; wild animals still lived there since the park … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hunting Rifle

When not in use, the family rifle was kept in the kitchen. Vancouver was a wilder place at the turn of the century, one where you could hunt for and come … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Picture of Bill Roedde

William Roedde, his brothers Walter and Gus Jr. and their brother in law all fought in WWI.  All of them returned home unscathed and William later joined Gustav Jr. in … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Queen Victoria

Owning and displaying a portrait of the Queen was expected of any family living in a British outpost like Vancouver. The Roedde family had brought and kept many traditions from … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Francis Rattenbury

  Francis Mawson Rattenbury  Rattenbury was the most popular B.C. architect of his time. At 25, freshly arrived in British Columbia, he won a design competition for the legislature buildings … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment