Vancouver History: City Reflections Screening

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Over 101 years later and the earliest movie footage of Vancouver is still making the rounds. Now available on DVD, City Reflections 1907 – 2007 will also be screened December 12th at the Vancouver Public Library.

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Alice Mackay Room, Lower Level (Central Library Branch, 350 W Georgia)

“The film is the earliest footage of Vancouver and was shot with a hand-crank camera mounted on the front of a B.C. Electric Railway streetcar by William Harbeck of Seattle.” [Miss604]

This is a free event and is bound to be full of interesting tidbits about Vancouver’s history as a city, as well discussions about how transportation has evolved around here.

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  1. BradMonday, December 1st, 2008 — 4:57pm PST

    I was waiting since they first announced that they found this footage. I purchased the DVD over a month ago and it is excellent, especially if you are a BC History buff.

    The best part of the DVD are the extras and the stories that are told..especially where the footage came from.

    Highly recommended to view or to purchase the DVD.

  2. daveoTuesday, December 2nd, 2008 — 6:47pm PST

    Yes please I’ld love this under the festivus pole! Documentation is love letters to the future.

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