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Drop In- CBC [Sweeney Cooperage Ltd. barrel manufacturing]

Item is a film containing a television spot produced by CBC in 1972. Hosted by Pat Rose and Susan Anderson. Bob Oudenaarden takes them on a tour through the Sweeney Cooperage, and demonstrates the barrel making process from log to barrel, with a focus on the construction of the oak barrel and their various uses. Contributors include: "The Entier Ensemble" (music), David Kendall (writer), Victor Miles (designer), Charlotte Trende (costumes), Beverley Takeuchi (makeup), Jim Ellis (lighting), Ralph Parker (audio), Ken Lowe (technical producer), Ray Hazzon (executive producer), and Bill White (producer).

D. Scott's travel footage from Bermuda, Brazil, and Argentina

Items is an amateur film which appears to capture some of the places D.S. Scott travelled to in the 1920s. Footage captures streets, men fishing, and children playing in Hamilton (Bermuda); buildings and people playing ping pong in what a sign suggests is Santos (Brazil); and people on a beach and the busy downtown in Buenos Aires (Argentina). The film also contains footage of what are presumably voyages between these destinations.

[Spencer children at Earlscourt]

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer children swimming in a pool and playing on the grounds of the Spencer family ranch at Lytton, B.C. Film documents Gertrude Spencer and her children Isabell Louise, Trudean, Barbara, Diana, and Victor Vance.

[Spencer] family [at Aberthau]

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer family in the gardens of their home at 1750 Trimble St. in Vancouver. Film documents Colonel and Mrs. Victor Spencer, and children Isabell Louise, Trudean, Barbara, Diana, and Victor Vance.

Northshore Terminal Railway - Vancouver Harbour

Item is an amateur film showing the work of the S.S. Magoffin & Co. Limited Railway Contractors company, likely during construction of the North Shore Terminal Railway in North Vancouver. Activities documented include the blasting and clearing of soil and rock by work crews and steam shovels, locomotives transporting soil and rock, and railway cars dumping the soil. Also included is footage of a barge used to transport a steam shovel and locomotive, and the offloading of the steam shovel from the barge. The film also shows the clearing of land with a brush fire and men using hoses to control the fire, as well as men working on the track. There are several shots of unidentified individuals, possibly including Vancouver Harbour Commissioners, throughout the film; Sam Magoffin appears briefly with three other men at 15:56 (third from the left). The film finishes with a shot of locomotives moving soil, with the Vancouver skyline in the background.

Tennis - Greencroft

Item is an amateur film documenting a private singles and a private doubles tennis match between unidentified guests of the Hamber family at their residence at 3838 Cypress Street. One of the guests standing in the right corner of the screen is possibly Hon. J. W. Fordham.

Tennis - 1926

Item is an amateur film documenting a private tennis game; a brief yacht party scene, and Eric Hamber and Mrs. Hamber walking their dog and showing their garden at Greencroft House (3838 Cypress Street) to unidentified guests.

Vancouver footage

Item is a film showing various scenes around Vancouver. Footage shows the Georgia Hotel, the Court House (now Vancouver Art Gallery), a parade in downtown Vancouver, various scenes with automobiles, as well as some candid scenes in rural areas.

Boalts ‘26

Item is an amateur film showing people with dogs in the snow and Sam and Margaret Magoffin with her parents, the Boalts, having a picnic in the woods, at the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and then at the beach where the men change a tire on the car. Also included in the film are scenes taken at home with the women knitting and sewing, Margaret and her parents exiting the Devonshire Hotel and entering a car with the courthouse in the background, people waving from the back of a train, and Sam and Margaret standing by a window.

Personal - [Br--?] 1925 - Vancouver 1926 - Prince George - Prince Rupert

Item is an amateur film beginning with footage of a man playing with dogs; wild horses running; Margaret Magoffin driving a car; Sam Magoffin, Margaret and various people and dogs standing on the front stairs of a house; and Sam and three men exiting the S.S. Magoffin & Co. Railway Contractors Tie Department building (possibly in Prince George).

The film also includes footage of Prince Rupert, B.C., including the Prince Rupert Hotel and Sam and Margaret Magoffin on Sixth Avenue with several of the downtown buildings in the background. Also included is footage taken along the waterfront and from aboard the S.S. Prince Rupert, as well as views of the city taken from a high vantage point. Buildings shown in this footage include the fire hall and elevator.

Also contained in the film is footage of a parade in Vancouver taken from a bird’s eye viewpoint. The parade includes footage of mounties on horses, sailors, a pipe band, clowns, animals, and many floats, including floats for Point Grey, the City of Vancouver, the Loyal Order of Moose, Burns Shamrock Brand Products, Vancouver Ice Cream, and a stampede. The film also includes several minutes of footage of a rodeo at Hastings Park, including bronco and bull riding and chuckwagon racing activities. The film also shows Sam and Margaret with other people in front of the Court House and having a picnic on Grouse Mountain. Also included is footage of a military parade by Victory Square, a military review, and a medals ceremony; Mayor L.D. Taylor is shown in attendance at this event.

[Spencer children]

Item is an amateur film documenting Isabell Louise (?), Trudean (?), Diana, Barbara, and Victor Vance Spencer at a picnic, riding horses, and swimming in the pool at Earlscourt.

Vancouver Harbour Northshore Terminal [Railway]

Item is an amateur film showing the work of the S.S. Magoffin & Co. Limited Railway Contractors company during construction of the North Shore Terminal Railway in North Vancouver. Activities documented include the blasting and clearing of soil and rock with steam shovels, railway cars transporting and dumping soil over a trestle and men sawing railway ties. Includes many scenes of workers and other individuals, possibly including Vancouver Harbour Commissioners, footage of land owned by the B.C. Mills Timber and Trading Company Limited.

Spencer's parade

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer's Toy Parade staged by the Spencer's Department Store in Vancouver. Film documents floats and costumed marchers, and crowds watching the parade as it moves south on Dunsmuir Street past the Hotel Dunsmuir at 502 Dunsmuir Street.

[Why girls leave home] Part 2 [Greencroft] Harem [Party]

Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence at 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and a costumed Eric Hamber with 6 unidentified female guests in costumes laughing, smoking, chatting and playacting.

Polo June/27 - Douglas Lake vs. Vancouver

Item is an amateur film documenting a polo game between Douglas Lake and the Vancouver Polo Team. The film includes footage of crowds and poloists between periods of play, and a full shot of Colonel Chaplin on horse.

Why Girls Leave Home (Part I) Greencroft Harem Party

Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence at 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and 5 unidentified female guests in costumes, dancing, smoking and making fruit offerings to a costumed Eric Hamber.

[Why girls leave home Part] No. 3 [Greencroft] Harem Party

Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence on 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and a costumed Eric Hamber with 6 unidentified female guests wearing costumes and playacting a harem love scene.

Spencer's parade

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer's Toy Parade staged by the Spencer's Department Store in Vancouver. Film documents floats with fairy tale and storybook themes, and the arrival of Santa Claus.

Seen enroute England to Vancouver April 1928

Item consists of a home movie documenting a journey from England to Vancouver. The route of travel was from Southampton, across the Atlantic to New York City, through northern Ontario and the town of White River, along Lake Superior, across the prairies, and finally through Fraser Canyon, BC. Each section is introduced and explained by title cards. The film includes shots of the RMS Homeric and the RMS Aquitania in Southampton port, the Statue of Liberty, the New York City skyline, landscape footage of Ontario, the prairies, Fraser Canyon, and the Cisco Bridges.

Adam, Joseph Cowan

Family winter at Aberthau

Item is an amateur film documenting members of the Spencer family riding in a rowboat and the family playing in the snow and sledding near the family home at 1750 Trimble Street. The film documents Colonel Victor and Gertrude Spencer, and their children Isabell Louise, Barbara, Diana, Victor Vance, and John Fife. A handwritten note in the film box reads "Family winter at Aberthau- John-Baby".

Air Stunts, Bailing Out, Scaling Mt. Rainier, [and] Yosemite in Winter

Item is 4 films spliced together onto one film reel. Air Stunts documents an airplane performing stunts and landing in an air field. Bailing Out documents an airplane pilot jumping out of a plane, pulling his parachute open, and landing in a field. Scaling Mt. Rainier documents people tobogganing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and mountain climbing at a lodge on Mt. Rainier. Yosemite in Winter documents people snowshoeing, skiing, snowball fighting, and skating on Mirror Lake.

Bastard Love [part 1]

Item is a film containing the first part of the Rogers family film entitled "Bastard Love." Film contains title cards introducing the film's title information, character names and actor names. Information from the first title card: "A Bell-Tupoyd-Rogafsky Production, controlled by Roger's Inc., photographed by Irene, censored by Mackenzie-Manson, adapted from novel 'Bastard Love'." Actors include: Duncan Bell-Irving (Duke of Faversham), Irene Rogers (Duchess), Ernie Rogers (Lord Claude Faversham), Isobel Tupper (Lady Claude), "Moley" Molson (Bastard son and heir), Lila Malkin (Maid), Reggie Tupper (Capt. Tucker), Elspeth Cherniavsky (Native girl and nun), Bruce Boyd (Monk), Pye Bell-Irving (Drug Den Habitué), Phip Rogers (Drug Den Proprietor), Zulette Boyd (Entertainer).

Bastard Love [part 2]

Item is a film containing the second part of the Rogers family film entitled "Bastard Love." Intertitles appear throughout.

Dolly Varden Mine 2

Item is an amateur film documenting Mount Dolly Varden and men hiking in the forest, a picnic with competitions including races and tug-of-war, and children playing on a beach.

Willingdon - party on Vencedor

Item is an amateur film documenting Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hamber entertaining Governor General Lord Willingdon, Vancouver Mayor L. D. Taylor, possibly Lady Willingdon, and several other unidentified guests on their yacht Vencedor. The film also shows footage of sailboats on ocean.

Family vacation in Cuba

Item is an amateur film containing footage of Sam and Margaret Magoffin in Havana, Cuba and includes scenes at the beach, swimming pool, hotel and Gran Casino Nacional.

Rail journey through the Rocky Mountains, Victoria, and dog show

Item is an amateur film opening with footage of downtown Vancouver showing several Vancouver Fire Department trucks and engines and a lot filled with lumber, then cutting to footage taken from the back of a moving train, showing snow covered scenery, followed by Sam and Margaret Magoffin standing on a porch with several other people and a dog, Margaret and a man standing in front of a car, and additional footage taken from a moving train showing a sign for Yoho, mountain scenery and the Cathedral train station. The film also contains footage taken in downtown Victoria, B.C. showing the legislative building, Inner Harbour and CPR Steamship Terminal building, followed by dogs, likely the Magoffin’s golden retrievers, and several minutes footage of a dog show.

Bastard Love [part 3]

Item is a film containing the third part of the Rogers family film entitled "Bastard Love." Intertitles appear throughout. Title cards signal the end of the film and the cast is listed again. Names of actors not previously listed: Jan Cherniavsky (Butler and Minister); Mischel Cherniavsky (Actor in Commercials); Michael Cherniavsky (Son of Lord Claude); Mrs. B.T. Rogers (Extra); Mary Cherniavsky (Extra).

Greencroft - Badminton '28

Item is an amateur film documenting several badminton games between unidentified guests of the Hamber family at their residence on 3838 Cypress Street. The film also shows footage of the guests chatting at the side of the court, and two full shots of an unidentified little girl.

Polo Game for BC Challenge Trophy, June 20, 1928

Item is an amateur film documenting the Vancouver Polo team defeating Douglas Lake 13-4 for BC Challenge Trophy. The film contains footage primarily of the match being played, with Norman Drysdale scoring for the Vancouver Team. It also shows Mrs. E. W. Hamber and Mrs. Kydd presenting the trophy to the victorius team, composed of Norman Drysdale, Colonel R. S. Chaplin, Hon. J. W. Fordham and Eric Hamber.

John and Victor

Item is an amateur film documenting Colonel Victor Spencer and children Isabell Louise, Diana, Barbara, Victor Vance, John Fife, and possibly Trudean riding bicycles around the grounds of Aberthau. Later footage documents John and Victor Vance Spencer in the Aberthau gardens. A handwritten note in the film box reads "John + Victor. Little guys".

Lytton

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer children in the swimming pools and on the grounds of Earlscourt ranch at Lytton, B.C. Film documents Gertrude Spencer and children Isabell Louise, Trudean, Diana, Barbara, Victor Vance, and John Fife.

Panchromatic demonstration reel

Item is a Kodak commercial reel, demonstrating the capabilities of Kodak Panchromatic black and white film. The demonstration consists of shots of a variety of natural scenes (including waterfalls, rivers, and ponds); animals (including horses, dogs, and cats); boats (including canoes, sailboats, and a warship); an airplane; and a game with men attempting to capture a flag which sits atop a greased pole.

[Spencer] family

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer children and their grandfather R.V. Winch playing at Jericho Beach in Vancouver. Hangars of the Royal Canadian Air Force Base are visible. The film also documents a gathering of people and automobiles in a wooded area. An accompanying handwritten note reads "John, Victor, Grandpa at beach" and "Groups of people and old cars (a lot of Chinese people)".

Paris

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer family travelling to and within France by train and by boat. Film documents Colonel Victor and Gertrude Spencer, and children Isabell Louise, Diana, and Barbara.

Swimming pool construction and railway construction camp

Item is an amateur film containing footage of the construction of a swimming pool at the Magoffin’s residence, Rockhaven, at 3612 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, and Sam and Margaret Magoffin swimming in the pool with friends. The film also shows Margaret standing in front of Rockhaven. The film then cuts to footage of a sign reading “Multnomah” and then to a street scene in an unidentified city showing cars and people and a group of young boys looking up at the camera. Also included is footage of three men standing near some bunkhouses in a desert-like environment, perhaps near Magoffin’s Lyon Creek project, as well as some track and the outside of a tunnel and equipment. The film finishes with a view of a railway trestle and track and one man sitting in a car and one man standing next to the car, in what appears to be the same location.

Pool, view, horse and house

Item is an amateur film showing Margaret Magoffin and another lady coming down some stairs to the edge of the swimming pool and standing by the ocean at the Magoffin’s residence Rockhaven at 3612 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. A man is shown casting a line into the ocean several times, followed by Sam Magoffin and another man swimming in the pool. The film then cuts to footage of a desert-like area, people at a pool, possibly in California or Mexico, and horse races, likely at the same location. This is followed by footage likely taken at Rockhaven showing a golden retriever in the yard and swimming in the ocean, a campfire, and views of the house, garden and the Magoffin’s dogs.

The Empress of Asia

Item is an amateur film which captures the ocean liner RMS Empress of Asia as workers on scaffolding use brushes attached to long poles to apply BAPCO anti-corrosive second coat paint to the hull of the large ship. Multiple angles reveal features of the dry-docked ship typically obscured by water, including the ship's propellers and depth markers on the hull.

On board home

Item is an amateur film documenting Diana, Barbara, and John Fife Spencer wearing life jackets on the deck of a ship, with Gertrude Spencer seated nearby. The film also documents members of the Spencer family playing badminton on the ship.

At the farm

Item is an amateur film documenting Diana, Barbara, Victor Vance, and John Fife Spencer swimming in the pool at Earlscourt, and children with horses.

Mrs. Spencer Paris, Grenoble, Annecy

Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude Spencer's trip to France with her daughters, Barbara and Diana. Film documents the children playing in a field, as well as mountains, swimming and diving in a lake, and sightseeing by car in Grenoble.

[Children]

Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude Spencer visiting an estate with a large group of children, possibly including Diana and Barbara Spencer.

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