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Time Traveller: Photographer Jim Galozo captures everyday life in North Van

When he wasn't snapping photos, Galozo worked in the lumber industry and for his family's grocery store

Jim Galozo was born in 1915 in North Vancouver to Tomaso and Catarina Galozo. The family, with eight children, was part of a small but strong Italian immigrant community in North Van.

In his youth, Jim helped run his father’s grocery store, before later working in the lumber industry. Jim was also a keen photographer and historian.

Many of his photographs which document everyday life in North Vancouver are part of the MONOVA photo collection, including this photo from 1945, playing baseball in Boulevard Park. Jim is pictured in the bottom row, second from left.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open for drop-ins on Monday and by appointment Tuesday-Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. Contact: [email protected]

Navigate culture on the North Shore by using the North Shore Culture Compass.