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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.

Family movies from 1928 - early roll - Ruby, Chris, Kay - wedding, Valleen etc.

Item is a film consisting of several amateur films that have been spliced together. Footage documents the life of the George and Ruby (nee Wood) Thompson family from approximately 1928-1961. The film includes footage of significant family events such as the couple’s courtship, engagement and 1930 wedding, bringing home their baby daughter Valleen, and Christmas celebrations and holiday meals. Film also includes footage of numerous family scenes and subjects such as playing at the beach, picnicking, swimming, the family’s houses and pets, daughters Valleen and Hellene, and George and Ruby tending to and riding horses.

Film also includes footage of Vancouver attractions, including the Thompsons skiing and playing in the snow at Grouse Mountain circa 1928, and visiting the Stanley Park ornamental gardens and zoo in the 1930s.

The order of the stock date years of the films is as follows: 1929, 1926, 1928, 1939, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1945, 1959, 1955, 1946, 1961, 1948 and 1947.

Horse shows - 1947 to 1950

Item is a film consisting of several amateur films that have been spliced together. The film documents at least eight different horse shows, races and rodeos. Some shows are identifiable, such as the Grand Horse Show & Gymkhana at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver and the Big-Horse Show at Queen's Park Stadium in New Westminster. The film includes footage of an indoor rodeo (possibly at the PNE) and numerous other unidentified shows at unknown racetracks and other locations, possibly in the Fraser Valley. Also included is footage of a farm and people grooming and riding horses.

Odds & ends: Goldheart 1948, 865 Wildwood 1979, K[nox] Lake 1979, people W[est] Van show 1950, garden 1980, G.T. jumping 1947, Grouse Mountain 1930

Item is a film consisting of at least seven separate pieces of amateur film footage spliced together. Film includes black and white footage taken at Grouse Mountain in 1930 showing men and women skiing, a snowplough clearing snow, a dogsled, and a black bear cub playing with a dog. The remaining film footage is in colour, and includes George Thompson jumping obstacles on horseback in 1947; 1948 footage of the Thompson's champion horse Goldheart and two men riding in a chariot pulled by Goldheart and another horse; a large number of spectators sitting in stands to watch an unidentified event in West Vancouver in 1950; cabins and horses at Knox Lake in 1979; and the Thompson's house and gardens at 865 Wildwood Lane, West Vancouver in 1979 and 1980.

China (dogs, horses, people)

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures an expatriate couple jumping horses over low brush fences and coaxing what appear to be fox terriers to jump the fence; slow motion shots of horse riding; dogs playing tug-of-war; and the expatriate couple play fighting and posing with props.

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