Item : 2011-016.2 - Poppsie England Wood Family

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Poppsie England Wood Family

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AM1590-: 2011-016.2

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  • [1926-1932] (Photography)
    Thompson, George
    Dates of creation based on stock dates years of film: 1926, 1929, 1931 and 1932.

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1 film (16 mins., 2 sec. ; 132 m) : acetate, original, [18 fps], reversal, b&w, si. ; 16 mm

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Item is a film made up of several films that have been spliced together. The film documents the Wood family’s trip to England and contains footage of the steamship journey, the Queen’s Guard parading, a war memorial, St. James’ Park, Buckingham Palace, the Thames, horse races, family scenes, a church, and a wedding. Film also documents locations and events in Vancouver, including the exterior and interior of Wood’s Jewellery Store (Arthur Wood & Co., 2511 Main Street), family gatherings at a house, possibly the Wood family home at 1656 Robson Street, and a troop of cavalry riding in dress uniforms. The stock date years of the film are in the following order: 1926, 1931, 1929, 1931 and 1932.

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There is perforation damage at 47'23, 188'3 and 429'14 to 429'15. Warping is the most severe at the tail.

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Running speed is unknown, but assumed to be 18 fps.


Fresh white leader has been attached to the head and tail of the film. All splices have been repaired or reinforced with tape. Film was digitized Fall 2011.

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  • Box: F17-E-24
  • Box: 726-C-05
  • Box: 708-C-05