Item V1991:01/003.01 - Video compilation tape

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Video compilation tape

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  • moving images

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  • 1991 (Creation)

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1 videocassette (00:13:07) : video master, b&w, U-matic, silent ; 19 mm

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The item is a video compilation tape with copies of various films related to BC, from the Allan D. Taylor collection.
Films represented include:

  1. Granville Street fire, 1919: newsreel footage of a disastrous fire that rips through the downtown business section of the City, creating endless destruction and pouring clouds of dense smoke over the City.
  2. A Jenny on floats, 1920: footage of a Curtiss JN-4 biplane float plane is shown taxiing prior to takeoff.
  3. Victoria Fusiliers leave for overseas, 1916: newsreel footage taken at the CPR wharf in Victoria's Inner Harbour, soldiers board a steamship as a very large crowd looks on.
  4. Visitors arriving in Victoria, 1907: newsreel footage of two CPR ferries moving toward dock laden with American visitors to Victoria.
  5. War comes to Victoria, 1914-1915: newsreel items of anti-German feelings, Yukon regiment training and unloading horses for war.

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National Archives of Canada Diffusion Program.


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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
A VHS reference copy is available for this item, V1991:01/003.02.
Betacam SP video sub-master, V1991:01/003.03.

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Accession number(s): V1991:01

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Previously described as AAAA1104, AAAA0378, AAAA1105, AAAA1106, AAAA1107.

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