Item F1983:02/038 - The road home : out-takes

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The road home : out-takes

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British Columbia. Government Travel Bureau. Photographic Branch

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  • 1955-1956 (Creation)

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1 film reel (ca. 400 ft) : original reversal?, b&w, silent ; 16 mm

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The item is a reel of out-takes from the film "The Road Home", made in 1955-1956. It shows post-polio treatment at a rehabilitation centre in Vancouver and at Vancouver General Hospital including men and women in wheelchairs playing basketball and volleyball; occupational therapy; hospital wards and cafeteria. Also shows the transportation of polio patients from outlying areas by the RCAF.

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No prints or printing elements of "The Road Home" are known to exist.

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U-Matic video master, V1985:16
Betacam SP video sub-master, V1985:16/002

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Copyright Government of British Columbia.

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References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #R/18; R.L. Colby interview, T3833:0002 track 2; B.C. Dept. of Trade & Industry annual reports, 1955 & 1956.

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Accession number(s): F1983:02

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Previously described as AAAA2579

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photography: Richard L. Colby; producing agency/company: British Columbia. Government Travel Bureau. Photographic Branch; sponsored/presented by: British Columbia. Dept. of Health and Welfare

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