Title and statement of responsibility area
[Vancouver history and Vancouver in the 1930s]
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- Moving images
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of film.
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Statement of scale (cartographic)
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Dates of creation area
- Stock date on film is 1934. Labelled on the film reel was the date 1930s.
Physical description area
1 film reel (13 min., 11 sec.; 108.4 m) : acetate, original, reversal, b&w, silent ; 16 mm
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Scope and content
Item is a documentary film documenting a history of Vancouver using historical photographs, maps and records as well as street scenes of Vancouver in the 1930s. The historical portions of the film contain footage about the pioneers of Vancouver including Captain George Vancouver, John Morton (first resident of what was to become the City of Vancouver), Mr. Wm. Evans (engineer on the first transcontinental train into Port Moody), Lord Granville, John Robson, Richard Earl Howe, Admiral, and Sir Harry Burrard Neale. The film also contains footage of a map of First Narrows, Burrard Inlet, English Bay and nearby Government reserves as well as a map of False Creek, the West End and the East End. In addition there is footage of Hastings Mill (1887), Gastown (1887), the heart of the city (1884), the 1886 fire, City Hall after the fire, the CPR (1887), Indian ranches on Lost Lagoon, clearings near Stanley Park, Vancouver in 1888 and 1890, the entrance to Stanley Park (1890), as well as city scenes of Vancouver in the early twentieth century.
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Running time calculated at 18 frames per second (standard for silent film).
Immediate source of acquisition
Films donated by Andrew Humele on January 19th, 2006.
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Available as a digital file
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Original film is not available for viewing.
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Weak splices have been replaced. New head and tail leader have been added. Film has been wound onto a core and stored in a polypropylene container.
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