Item : MI-119 - [Chicago and Minneapolis parks and playgrounds]

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[Chicago and Minneapolis parks and playgrounds]

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  • Moving images

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VPK-S652-: MI-119

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  • [ca. 1959] (Creation)
    Stock date on film is 1938 or 1958 or 1978.

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1 film reel (7 min., 34 sec.; 62.2 m) : acetate, original, reversal (Kodachrome), col., silent; 16 mm

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Item is a documentary film documenting parks and playgrounds in Chicago and Minneapolis in the United States of America. The film is shot in the winter and contains footage of parks and mostly vacant recreation playgrounds and playground equipment such as a miniature train and horse and carriage. The film also documents people engaged in recreational activities at an ice rink, animals and children in a playground as well as several identifiable locations including the Alder Planetarium (Chicago), the Keith R. Olsen Memorial Recreation Centre, the Stuart Field Minneapolis Park Board building, and Barnum Park. This film may have been used by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation for reference purposes.

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Running time calculated at 18 frames per second (standard for silent film).

Immediate source of acquisition

Films transferred from Park Board via Alex Downie July 2006.


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Available as a digital file

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Original film is not available for viewing.

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Weak splices have been replaced. New head and tail leader have been added. Film has been wound onto a core and stored in a polypropylene container.

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  • Box: 708-B-04
  • Box: 726-B-04
  • Box: F09-E-05