Item F1980:358/001 - Back to back : A Vancouver Island home industry

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Back to back : A Vancouver Island home industry

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  • moving images

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British Columbia. Forest Service

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  • [1932 or 1933] (Creation)

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1 film reel (00:06:15 ; 225 ft) : original reversal picture, b&w, silent with inter-titles ; 16 mm + additional film elements

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The item is a reel of documentary film about knitting the wool sweaters known as Cowichan sweatres. "How the famous Vancouver Island sweaters are made by Indian women on the [Koksilah Reserve, Duncan, B.C.], from the selecting of the sheep to the ready-knit sweaters." Knitter Mary Ann Modeste is featured.

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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
VHS reference copies are available: V1990:20/001 and V2000:02 REF.
Betacam SP video master, V2000:02/001.
U-Matic video sub-master, V2000:02/002.

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Copyright Government of British Columbia.

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Shot list in file F1980:358.

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References: Listed in Browne, "Motion Picture Production in B.C.", entry #0046.

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Accession number(s): F1980:358

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Previously described as AAAA0155.

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photography: George Melrose; producing agency/company: British Columbia. Forest Service

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BCFS reel no. 039 -- also no. 062 and/or no. 63.

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F1980:358/002 - A-wind dupe negative
F1980:358/003 - answer print

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