STK-ID 41365

Series of stills: diamond stack loco on newly laid tracks; large crowd of men dressed variously standing in street of town; similar at railway station, men arriving; outdoor farm laborers' ticket office; crowd in street; three red river carts on prairie; two stills of land offices; two stills of covered wagons, one in town, the other on prairie; soddy with occupant standing in front, virgin prairie; Winter shot of oxen hitch to flat sled; man ploughing with oxen, open prairie, wheat field; men ploughing with oxen; men standing in chin-high wheat; men harvesting with binder; main street of prairie town. Actual shooting of family moving by camera in horse-drawn carriage, men chatting in street, montage of shots on harvest, threshing with traction engine. Sequence on drought: men looking at sky, wind eroding prairie, windmill spinning madly, sand covered prairie, parts of agricultural equipment lying about, an abandoned farm house in middle of prairie.


Excerpt from
Canada - US Relations
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio