STK-ID 2736

[Remark: this installment of the ASN's "Canadian Cameo" series gives a pictorial account of life in Canada at the beginning of WW1] [Title: Back in '14]: street scene in Toronto showing pedestrians, automobiles, streetcars moving about, policeman directing traffic. Shots group of women wading in at beach, of people in swimming pool, diving from board. Shots give good examples of the era's bathing suits. Sequence on life guard giving artificial respiration to girl near pool, doctor arriving, installing pump-device onto girl's mouth. Sequence showing men at work constructing highway, steam machinery in background. LS down highway showing various cars, vans and horse-drawn wagons moving towards and past camera. HASs inside busy department store, including shot of women trying hats in Ladies Hat Department. Shots of people flocking out church, displaying era's fashion. Various MSs of Horse Parade showing various horse-drawn carts and wagons. Shots of Orangemen Parade down street. Sequence on construction site of Welland Canal showing large trench, men moving railway track, locomotive. CU of Montreal Daily Star's headline of 04/08/1914 re Great Britain goes to war. Various shots of soldiers and military bands parading, buglers tootling to attract volunteers. Sequence on Thomas L Church, Mayor of Toronto haranguing civilians, cut to HAS of crowd of men in boater's hats listening. Shots of men in civilian clothes and women in uniform training. Shots of parade showing motorcade and troop of women marching. Shot of Sir William Mulloch, Chief Justice of Ontario, shaking hands with military officers on dais. Shot of Sir Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defense, sitting in car. MS of men training in field. Winter sequence showing streetcars bearing banners re enrolling with army, troops of men in civilian clothes and in uniforms training in street. Sequence on men leaving for front, saying farewell to families and friends. HASs of crowd, of men marching down street as civilians watch. [Title: The End]


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National Film Board
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Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486