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Alfred E. Booth : [reminiscences]

PERIOD COVERED: ;1913;-;1955 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), [197-?] SUMMARY: In a series of recorded reminiscences, Alfred E. Booth describes his travels on the B.C. coast, and in the Lower Mainland, Nicola and North Thompson regions; the Hope-Pincet...

Alfred E. Booth fonds

  • PR-2227
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1957

The fonds consists of 20,860 feet of colour and black and white 16 mm film, comprising outtakes, footage and some completed films. With the exception of a few prints, the collection consists of camera original (reversal) film. This is the largest ...

Booth, Alfred Edmund, 1892-1977

[Arctic trip] : [footage and out-takes]

Footage. This material appears to derive from a film Booth made for Canadian Pacific Airlines that depicts the airline's freighting of supplies to the Distant Early Warning Line in Canada's far north. It includes aerial shots of snow cov...

[Booth Collection -- miscellaneous, reel 1]

Footage. 15 reels of varying lengths containing miscellaneous footage and outs, as follows: rainbow over lake and mountains, then shot of a man in a field who picks and measures a huge mushroom [78]; man and women hunt grouse near T.U. Auto Court ...

[Booth Collection -- miscellaneous, reel 2]

Footage. 14 reels of film of varying lengths, containing footage and outs as follows: a trophy party in a restaurant for a group of young people [221D, 9D]; family fishing in coastal inlet (Booth family?) [245B]; lakeside scenery and aspects of a ...

[Bullion Mine] : [footage and out-takes]

Footage. Various aspects of the Bullion Mine placer operation near Likely in the Cariboo district. Footage includes: panning for gold; building of sluices and water lines; hydraulic mining of ore bodies; clean-up and gathering of ore. There is als...

[Cariboo region, Vancouver, Fraser Valley]

Footage. A film showing tourism and commerce in three areas: the Cariboo region around 100 Mile House, Vancouver, and the upper Fraser Valley. Cariboo region subjects include fishing, motoring, horseback riding, boating, hiking, pioneer buildings,...

[Cariboo road]

Footage. A travel film presenting outdoor attractions and community life along the highways linking the Fraser Canyon to Clinton and Lillooet. Featured are swimming, fishing, hiking, sightseeing, motoring through the Fraser Canyon and accommodatio...

[Cariboo scenes]

Footage. Various aspects of an area in the Cariboo Region, showing farmsteads, log houses, residents, a native settlement, a church, Indian handicrafts, abandoned buildings (a roadhouse?), a river ferry (at Marguerite?), and an auto court.

[Clearwater country]

Footage. Shows the North Thompson River area in autumn, with emphasis on natural features: forests, hills, plateaus, rivers, lakes, streams. Also shows a hotel, a farm, a garage, Long's General Store (Clearwater, B.C.) where residents congreg...

[Family leisure scenes]

Footage. Shows a series of family leisure activities, including vacationing at a cottage, boating, serving tea to house guests, admiring backyard flowers, children, and an outdoor social gathering.

[Fishing by packhorse and canoe]

Footage. A small group of men travel by packhorse through scenic hilly country to fishing spots on rivers, lakes and streams. They camp and fish at each spot, catching many trout.

[Fishing with the boys]

Footage. Shows a fishing trip with a group of men vacationing at Echo Lodge (Paul Lake, B.C.) where they ride horses, fish, cook trout over a campfire, relax, etc. Towards the end of the film, Ashcroft appears -- presumably a stop-over on the way ...

[Flying U ranch]

Footage. Shows a round-up of wild horses at the Flying U Ranch at Green Lake (near 70 Mile House, B.C.). Long sequences include ranch hands racing over hilly grassland, herding horses, then sorting them in the corral.

[Fraser Canyon motoring] : [footage and out-takes]

Footage. This is a compilation of footage showing motoring through the Fraser Canyon from Hope to near Lytton. Depicted at length are the canyon gorges and the turbulent Fraser River, as well as the highway and railway routes along the steep canyo...

[Fraser Valley] : [footage and out-takes]

Footage. Mainly shows commercial and tourist activities in the middle and upper Fraser Valley. Shots include: a small freighter on the Fraser River; Brackman-Ker Milling Company (New Westminster); aerial view of an urban area; Johnston Bros. &...

[Hyas Lake] : [footage]

Footage. A fishing trip to Hyas Lake (north of Kamloops): a man and woman on horseback ride through the woods, arrive at a lakeside cabin, fish from a boat, and catch large trout.

[Interior B.C. scenes, 1948] : [footage and out-takes]

Footage. Miscellaneous shots: boat heading along a shore, highway beside a river, a couple beside their cabin, horses in corral, fall foliage, women and horses, fishing on a lake. Also shows the first helicopter owned by Okanagan Helicopters (an o...

[Kamloops] : [footage and out-takes]

Footage. Various shots of commercial activity and social life in and around Kamloops, including: high-angle views of the main street and store fronts; high school classroom and office interiors; students outside school and enroute to Kamloops Athl...

[Kawkawa Lake ; Yale]

Footage. Visitors at a campsite beside Kawkawa Lake enjoy sightseeing, swimming, diving and water skiing. Brief shots of the nearby Fraser River appear at the film's end.

[Kootenay-Boundary area] : [footage and out-takes]

Footage. Shows various communities and activities in southeastern B.C. Several shots of a hydro-electric dam (possibly Bonnington Falls on the Kootenay River). Nakusp lakefront, with the retired sternwheeler "Bonnington" at dock; local r...

[Mining exploration]

Footage. A film showing gold and silver mining exploration at a site somewhere in south central B.C. Pan of the countryside. Aspects of mining exploration, including dumping waste from an excavation; two men prospecting with picks; close-up of roc...

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