Many of the 1476 photos from British Columbia lack annotation and require the modest funding needed to fill out the details. (See our Winnipeg page for example).
British Columbia's oldest stained glass window, a large Adam and Eve dating from 1533 was sold at auction in Vancouver to a London art dealer in 2007. Much outstanding material remains in both Vancouver and Victoria. There is fine work by Morris and Company and other renowned English studios, dalle de verre by Gabriel Loire and Rault Fréres, of France, and highly original work by Canadian studios created in the past three centuries.
Of national significance in Vancouver are depictions of 30 key events in Canadian history, beginning in with Giovanni Caboto's arrival in 1497, at Canadian Memorial Chapel. Conceived as a monument to the many thousands of Canadians who died in what was still called The Great War, these elaborate representations of every Province were completed in 1928.
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