STK-ID 18697

Shots of governor general Alexander reading speech from the Throne in Senate (sound). MLS of governor handing copies of speech to his secretary. HASs of governor general standing, audience standing, of military officers, governor general and wife, attendants, Chief Justices, prime minister Louis Saint-Laurent leaving Senate, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod opening march, senators and visitors sitting down. HAS of Gentleman Usher opening march, his assistant bearing mace, Speaker of Senate, pages and clerk of Senate walking down aisle towards Throne, Speaker walking up to Throne, taking hat off, bowing to Senate. Shots of Speaker, senator JH King, reading speech from Throne (sound). Shots of new senators GH Ross and JW Comeau being introduced to Senate, signing Senates Register at Clerks table, shaking hands with Speaker (sound). Shot of Speaker leaving Throne. HAMSs of senators standing about, shaking hands and chatting (sound). (26/01/1949)


Excerpt from
Eye Witness No. 12
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio