Item 1 - King and Queen Visit Canada

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King and Queen Visit Canada

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ON00120 045-1

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  • Digitized 2015 (originally June 5, 1939) (Creation)

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1 film (mov)

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One home movie made by Herbert Rose of the Royal Visit in Sudbury, Ontario. Scenes include;

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0:00 Elm Street, flags, portraits of the King and Queen (as window displays for the Star Building), the Sudbury Star
Building (22 Elm Street) and the Nickel Range Hotel (8-12 Elm Street)
0:30 World War One Veteran on Elm Street
0:41 The Sudbury Star building at 22 Elm Street
0:53 The Nickel Range Hotel at 8-12 Elm Street
0:57 The Balmoral Hotel on the corner of Elm and Elgin Streets
1:07 The Post Office on the corner of Elm and Durham Streets
1:23 Cochrane Dunlop Hardware at 29 Durham Street
1:28 The Post Office on the corner of Elm and Durham Streets
1:39 Stevens Building at 53-75 Elm Street
1:44 Nickel Range Hotel at 8-12 Elm Street
1:50 Street Car
1:54 Band dressed in traditional Indigenous Clothing
2:41 Young boy with Dominion Periscope
2:54 Clown

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2:58 Inco’s Frood Mine: King and Queen arriving at the Mine
3:32 King and Queen dressed in mining hats and coats being escorted underground by Inco Vice-President and General Manager Don MacAskill and General Superintendent of Mines and Smelters Ralph Parker
5:06 King and Queen leaving underground tour
5:21 Inco officials seen through window talking with King George IV
5:32 King and Queen leaving Inco’s Frood Mine
6:02 Downtown at night, crowds on Elm Street

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6:27 Fireworks
6:42 Fireworks in shape of slag dumping
6:55 Fireworks in shape of King and Queen profiles
7:04 End

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Original 16mm film is with Chris MacAskill.

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Film is available in MOV, WMV and MP4 format.

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The colour sections of the film were recorded by Herbert Rose. The black and white section of the film was most likely filmed by Inco with Rose obtaining a copy after the Royal Visit to add to his home movie.

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Film was originally recorded by Herbert Rose on 16mm film and digitized by Chris MacAskill in 2015. The original 16mm film is housed by Chris MacAskill.

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To learn more about the 1939 Royal Visit, see the Heit Family Fonds and the National Film Board's documentary "The Royal Visit." The Sudbury portion of their trip is featured at 73:40 to 74:05 minutes within the 90 minute film.

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