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Postcards from the Pandemic

The file consists of 540 individual postcards that were created by the artist collective BOXCARSIX in the Victoria region during the COVID-19 pandemic between 2020 and 2021.

Postcards from the Pandemic is a collaborative mail art project of over 900 postcards that were created by artists in and around Victoria, BC in the depths of social lockdown created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The project was begun in March 2020 by members of BOXCARSIX Artist Collective to stay connected during lockdown. Each artist initiated a series of postcards leaving space in each one for another person to add and respond to. Each card was then mailed on to another artist to add to and potentially complete the postcard.

Each postcard has been assigned its own unique PDP number and is stored in its own folder. See finding aid for container descriptions.

Speech from the Throne

  • GR-3346
  • Collection
  • 1872-1876; 1905; 1960-2021

The collection consists of an incomplete set of copies of the Speech from the Throne, created between 1872 and 2021. The collection was made by the BC Archives using copies of the speeches, including red-ribbon copies, drawn together from various government office sources.

The Speech from the Throne is given by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia who addresses the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia at its opening and/or closing sessions. The speech outlines the executive government's plans at the start of each session of the Legislative Assembly and reviews the accomplishments of the government at the end of each session.

British Columbia. Lieutenant Governor

Weather Series : 2020 May - Hottest May On Record

The digital photograph is created by David Ellingsen in 2020 as part of the Weather Patterns series [that includes PDP10343, PDP10344, PDP10345, PDP10346 and PDP10347]. The overall image is a composite of many photographs of ocean views taken in Victoria over a period of time.

The image represents climate change and the environmental conditions that brought about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid Crusher

The item is a pastel sketch created by amateur artist Lee Richardson in 2020. The image is supposed to represent that of the foot of Dr. Bonnie Henry (Provincial Health Officer of British Columbia) crushing the COVID-19 virus under a pair of shoes created in her honour by shoe designer John Fluevog.

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