Item AAAA2322 - [May Day parade, Vancouver] : [Bowdery footage]

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[May Day parade, Vancouver] : [Bowdery footage]

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  • Variations in title: [Vancouver marches]

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  • [1938-05-01] (Creation)

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Special event footage. "Parade marching along Hasting Street. American band (?). Highland band. Shriners. Pageant in Stanley Park (colour): ladies in crinolines. This may have been a PNE parade, but is not identified. MAY DAY PARADE: This is quite exciting, and contains groups of men and women marching under several different banners. The banners read, in order: "Stop Hitler -- Save Peace"; "[?] Support Democracy"; "Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion"; "White Lunch - Eden - Waldorf - On Unfair List"; "Communist Party of Canada -- B.C. District - Jobs - Recovery - Democracy and Peace"; "Relief Project Workers Union Workers Demanding Jobs"; "Spain Vets - Welcome Home"; "We Are Against Militarisation -- The Youth"; "Demand Hands Off Yugoslavia -- Yugoslavian Progressive Movement"; "Down With Imperialist War"; and "Bread Not Bullets". The film also shows a newsboy selling the "People's Advocate" newspaper, and a group from the baker's union, as well as several bands." (Colin Browne)

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References: Listed in Browne, "Motion Picture Production in B.C.", entry #0550; Vancouver Sun, 1938-05-02 p. 20.

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Accession number(s): F1989:06

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producing agency/company: John W. Bowdery; photography: John W. Bowdery

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