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Follow Me - CBC [Sweeney Cooperage Ltd. barrel manufacturing]

Item is a film containing a television spot produced by CBC. Contains footage of Mr. Sweeney showing a child around the Sweeney Cooperage Ltd mill at 810 Taylor Street and manufacturing facility at 49 Smithe Street. Mr. Sweeney narrates the barrel making process from log to barrel, covering each step of the process in detail. Contributors to the film include: Kelly Duncan (photography), Ken Campbell (sound), Gerry O'Connor (lighting), Werner Franz (editor) and Doug Gillingham (producer).

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).

From Log To Barrel - Sweeney Mill - NG

Item is a film that appears to contain outtakes from "From Log to Barrel" (2013-015.5). Most shots are underexposed and unused for the final edit. The film contains well exposed candid shots of the factory workers on break.

Vancouver, B.C., Canada : Centennial Fountain

Item is a postcard printed with an image of the Centennial Fountain in downtown Vancouver. Caption on back of postcard: "This fountain was presented to the people of British Columbia by the B.C. Government to commemorate the centenary of the union of Vancouver Island and the Mainland to form the province of B.C. in 1866. The fountain sculptured from Italian marble is situated in front of the Courthouse in downtown Vancouver. Height of water flow is electronically controlled by a wind regulator."

Hotel Georgia

Item is a postcard printed with an image of Hotel Georgia. Caption on back of postcard: "Located in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia, you will find the warmth and hospitality for which Canada is famous. Modern accommodation, all with a breath-taking view of the city or harbour and mountains. Home of the famous Cavalier Grill and Coffee Garden. Free TV in all rooms. New enclosed parking for 160 cars." The back of the postcard contains personal correspondence addressed to Miss A. Forrest.

Window display of W.H. Walsh Grocer

Item is a photograph showing an exterior view of the grocery store window display and entrance doors. Displayed out front on the street are crates of apples and a sign for "Made in British Columbia Week"; advertisements for Malkin's tea, mince meat and a "boy wanted" sign are also visible. The business was located at 1200 Seymour Street, at the corner of Seymour and Davie.

Exterior view of W.H. Walsh Grocer

Item is a photograph showing an exterior view of the W.H. Walsh Grocer building and employees standing in front with four horse-pulled delivery wagons. A residence and parts of other houses are also shown. The business was located at 1200 Seymour Street, at the corner of Seymour and Davie.

Hudson Bay Company store, Granville and Georgia

Item is a photograph of the Hudson Bay Company's on Granville and Georgia taken on March 26, 1926, the day before the old corner unit it was to be demolished. The connections between the three additions to the store, at Georgia and Seymour, on Seymour and on Granville Street are visible. The Granville Street extention is nearing completion. The photograph was taken from the south-west.

Granville street neon at night

Item is a photograph of Granville Street at night, looking southwest down Granville street. In the foreground the neon signage for the Castle Hotel (760 Granville Street) and Palm Ice Cream are clearly visible. The neon signage further down Granville Street is less clear, but the signs for the Capital Theatre (820 Granville Street) and the Orpheum theatre (884 Granville Street) are still distinguishable.

Hotel Vancouver from Howe Street across Court House grounds

Item is a photograph of the southeast facade of the Hotel Vancouver (900 W Georgia Street) from Howe Street near W. Georgia Street, across Howe Street and the Court House grounds. The view includes the Provincial Court House building (750 Hornby Street) on the left, and the Devonshire Hotel (885 W. Georgia Street) and the Dental-Medical building (925 W. Georgia Street) on the right.

Vancouver, May 11/52

Item is a photograph of English Bay and the west side of Downtown Vancouver, looking northeast from somewhere along the south shore of English Bay. The view includes the Hotel Vancouver at the far right, and the beginning of Stanley Park on the far left.

Our Vacation in Vancouver

Item is a film showing a family vacation in Vancouver. The film contains title cards. People in the film include: Joe Sellers, Helen Sellers, Brenda Sellers and Wayne Sellers. Film contains scenes showing downtown Vancouver, Canadian Pacific passenger trains, Stanley Park, children swimming in outdoor pool, Mount Seymour Park, gondolas [at Mount Seymour], Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, and a picnic with men playing ukulele.

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