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Signs and signboards With digital objects
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"Expo" day 3 - cam[era] rolls 1-3

Film consists of raw footage shot at Expo 86; shows: pavilions, performers, people watching, the Canada Pavilion, the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, the Plaza of Nations, neon signs at the Imax theatre, cowgirls dancing, the view from a monorail car, the monorail, and crowds waiting to get on the monorail, inside the Egypt pavilion, people getting splashed riding the Cariboo Log Chute roller coaster, line-ups, crowds, people riding the Parachute Drop ride, and the view from the drop ride. Silent film.

122 East Hastings Street - east wall

Photograph shows the Unit Block of East Hastings Street including signs: for the Dodson Hotel, The Hub, B.C. Collateral Loans and the Hotel Balmoral and Brown Bros. Florists, the Hotel St. James, the Harry Duker Ltd. billboard on the Howard Hotel advertising Coalspur and a sign for the White Lunch

1958 : A year to remember

Item is a film containing highlights of British Columbia's centennial year in Vancouver. Includes shots of an antique car parade, a tall ship at dock, naval vessels, street decorations in Vancouver, Chinese Freemasons parade (with drill team, dragon dance, etc.), a powwow, horse racing at Exhibition Park, PNE parade, and the last of the region's interurban streetcars. Film also includes footage showing the aftermath of the Second Narrows Bridge collapse.

600 block of Granville Street

Item is a photograph showing the 600 block of Granville Street. Retail shops pictured include: Chandler's Shoes, Caroline Beauty Salon, Zellers and R.C. Purdy's Chocolates.

Baden Baden [Germany - raw footage]

Item is raw camera footage shot for "Return of the Cold Warriors" a half hour television documentary about the history and closing of the last Canadian Military base in Germany. Footage shows jets landing, flying, taxiing and taking off. Footage includes shots of other buildings and air hangars. Also buildings and traffic at night, Footage was transferred from film to video before transfer to the archives; sprocket holes can be seen at times. At times there is a ring of shadow around the outer rim of the frame.

Blue Horizon Hotel

Item part is a photograph of the Blue Horizon Hotel (1225 Robson Street). Also visible in the photograph is a Texaco service station, a Bank of Nova Scotia branch, and the Sheraton Landmark hotel in the background.

Blue Horizon Hotel

Item part is a photograph of the Blue Horizon Hotel (1225 Robson Street). Also visible in the photograph is a Texaco service station, a Bank of Nova Scotia branch, and the Sheraton Landmark hotel in the background.

Bowman's Storage Truck

Photograph also shows part of Bowman's Storage building and a sign for Black Watch Chewing Tobacco in the background.

Buses and Vancouver Block outside the Eaton’s Building

Item part is a photograph of the bus stop with buses on Granville Street taken from the open area at the eastern corner of the Eaton’s Building. Scott’s Restaurant (and Cafe), Roselawn Florists, and Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street) are visible across Granville Street past the buses. The rounded eastern corner of the Eaton’s Building is visible on the right edge of the photograph.

Buses loading at Pacific Centre plaza

Item part is a photograph of city buses loading at Pacific Centre plaza. The Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street), the Coronet (851 Granville Street), the Capital (820 Granville Street), the Orpheum (884 Granville Street), and a portion of Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street) are visible in the background.

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