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Old Vancouver 1948
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- Moving images
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- Continuation of title: …Stanley Park - 2nd Narrow[s] Bridge - Battleships - United Grain Fire - Gas Tank Fire - [Queen] Elizabeth Park - Airforce Week - Last Street Car
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- Kodak stock date codes range from 1952 to 1959.
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1 film reel (17 min., 4 sec. ; 458 ft., 36 fr.) : acetate, original, 18 fps, reversal, col., si. ; 16 mm
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Item is a home movie which documents Stanley Park and the outer harbour of Vancouver. It pictures pedestrians in Stanley Park and on the sea wall, and various animal exhibits in the Stanley Park Zoo in early spring, and includes pan views of the lighthouse and North Vancouver from the Stanley Park sea wall, the collapsed 2nd Narrows Bridge in the harbour (collapsed June 1958) and Navy ships.
The film documents the April 23, 1952 United Grain Growers fire from different angles and a different fire on the North Shore near Lion's Gate Bridge. The film also shows scenes of Queen Elizabeth Park in Spring with views of over Vancouver. The film ends with an airforce aerial show from a view on the ground in a field and one of "Vancouver's last streetcars" giving free rides on the Hastings East Line on April 24, 1955.
Frequent ferrotyping, moderate scratching, mild presence of cement splice residue, perforation damage, edge damage and colour fading.
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A digital copy of this item is available.
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Access to original film restricted for preservation purposes.
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Weak cement splices and tears repaired with splicing tape.
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