STK-ID 8009

LS and MS of four horse-drawn harvesting machine mowing wheat on prairie. Cut to turkey flock in winter. Semi circular PAN of Saskatoon main street in winter, a few pedestrians walking about, a few automobiles, snow-covered street, a few Christmas decorations to LS of Canadian National Railways station. Cut to farmers unloading turkeys from sleds in Conquest, Saskatchewan in snow storm. Shots of passenger train arriving, scattering snow from small banks collected across the rails, much steam, men unloading crates from baggage car. Shots of men grading, weighing and packing turkeys. Interior shots of office at Saskatchewan Pool, sign "Sask. Co-op Poultry Producers Ltd." on wall, six men, women at work at desks. Two-shot of Bertha Holmes, president and Mr R Brighty, manager conferring. W Waldron, Provincial Markets Commissioner, joins them. Winter shot of building in Virden, Manitoba, horse-drawn box sled moving by in foreground. Two-shot of WA Landreth, president of the Manitoba Pool and AC McCulloch, Dominion Government Poultry Promoter, discussing a dead chicken. Sequence on farmers arriving with loads of turkeys in horse-drawn sleds at the Pool station in frigid temperature. Sequence on men grading turkeys, turkeys in crate, labels on boxes. Men load crate unto sled, then into box car. TRAVELLING MS of horse-drawn sled following camera vehicle on snowy winter road. PAN of snowy farmland, buildings. WS of employees of Saskatchewan Co-op Poultry Producers Ltd. in their office.


Excerpt from
Co-op Turkey Marketing in Western Canada
Conquest, Virden
National Film Board
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Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
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35mm dupe neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
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1920 x 1080