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Item : 2011-089.45 - Royal visit to Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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Royal visit to Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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AM1591-: 2011-089.45

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  • 1939 (Creation)
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1 film reel (13 min., 23 sec. ; 109.5m) : acetate, 18 fps, reversal, col., silent ; 16 mm

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([188-]-[1955 or after])

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Item is a film shot by Douglas Scott of the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Victoria, British Columbia, in May of 1939. The film features the following intertitles and content: "It is late Spring and Dame Nature has contrived a Royal Background for a Royal Visit," with shots of vividly-colored flowers of many varieties; "After nightfall on May Twenty-ninth, two very Gracious People arrive on the Western Terminus of their Canadian Tour : In their honor the city is illuminated," with shots of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings adorned with lights in the darkness of night, and a fountain glowing with various colors; "Government House, where their Majesties stayed in Victoria" and "The interior of the Royal Suite;" "The next day at City Hall" and "...and at the Parliament Buildings," with shots of the parade and events of the day; "Royal Colors are presented to the Royal Canadian Navy that afternoon" and "The March Past," which captures military ceremonies involving the royals.

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Moderate scratches, mild warping, mild color fading, crazing/crackling on surface of film, some blotches.

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Possibly shot at 16 fps.


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  • Freezer: F17-E-47
  • Box: 726-C-06