- AM1487-: 2013-020.05
- [ca. 1936-1939]
Item consists of part of a motion picture film which depicts the history of Vancouver. The production is an amateur film in four parts. The history of Vancouver is told through a series of filmed photo stills, ?borrowed? film footage from other sources, and original film segments. Narration is provided with intertitles and scrolling and animated text.
Reel four features: equestrian displays; the Czechoslovakian Sudetenland crisis of 1938 with intertitles hoping for goodwill, wisdom, and peace; completion of the Lions Gate Bridge and the opening of the bridge to pedestrian and automobile traffic; the royal visit of George VI and Queen Elizabeth; footage of a steamship travelling under the Lions Gate Bridge and footage of the bridge from the water and ground; footage of the harbour; a photo of the downtown skyline and a scrolling text tribute to Vancouver extolling how much the city has progressed in the preceding fifty years.