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Victoria - Government House, royal visit footage, and soldiers departing
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- Moving images
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1 film reel (17 min., 53 sec. ; 146.4m) : acetate, 18 fps, reversal, b&w and col., silent ; 16 mm
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([188-]-[1955 or after])
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Item is a film which contains some of Douglas Scott's footage of the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Victoria, British Columbia, in May of 1939. The film captures a car approaching Government House; Margaret by the water; intertitles reading "We leave their majesties steaming Eastward, back to their family at the Heart of the Empire - while Canadians from the Atlantic to Pacific unite in loyalty and affection for our Sailor King and his gracious consort," and "The Straits of Juan de Fuca : In the foreground Canada - in the background the towering Olympic Range in the United States - two great nations living together in peace and Amity;" a large pole being painted by a man elevated by a pulley; the fountains and structures of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings illuminated for the royal visit; the parade, a marching band, and Mounties; a golf game; flowers; and youths riding horses. The end of the film captures soldiers marching.
Moderate scratches, moderate warping, mild color fading, shrinkage, perforation damage, crazing/crackling on surface of film, debris in camera gate, low contrast scenes.
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A digital copy of this item is available.
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Playback of physical film restricted for preservation reasons.
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Wetgating performed. Perforations have been repaired.
Possibly shot at 16 fps. Some scenes in soft focus.
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- Scott, Douglas Stewart (Photographer)
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