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Description found in Archives

Western Development Museum collection [moving images, graphic material]. 

Collection consists of



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

ca. 14 film reels (3 h, 48 min).
532 photographs b&w.

Scope and content

Collection consists of several documentaries made in the 1920s and 1930s focusing on harvests and the cultivation of agricultural crops, fruits in the Niagara belt, sisal in the Yucatan Peninsula and oranges in California. The use of modern agricultural machinery is stressed in Romance of the reaper and the dramatized documentary Dominion builders. Photographic material consists of: scenes showing farming, homes, and the growth of towns on the Prairies, 1900-1910; early agricultural equipment including steam and gas tractors, threshing machines, haying equipment, seed drills, harvesters, and mowing machines; pioneer farming activities including clearing of land, sodding bees, ploughing of fields, sowing crops, and threshing; views of sod houses and homesteads; cities and towns throughout Saskatchewan; facilities of Advance-Rumely Threshing Co., LaPorte, Indiana ca. 1911; steamers on the South Saskatchewan River; railroad construction and locomotives; early cars; Red River cart, buggies, carriages, and covered wagons displayed at Pion-Era Exhibition, Saskatoon, Saskachewan, 1957; Western Development Museum and its collections; Regina cyclone, 1912; a homestead on the prairies; captains of Saskatoon Industrial League's fundraising drive; delegates to Co-operative Commonwealth Federation convention, 1960, including the Hon. Tommy Douglas.

Graphic (photo)
99: Closed pending processing
Restrictions on use: This collection is
no longer in the custody of Library and Archives Canada.
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-037813
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
99: Closed pending processing
96: Restrictions vary
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Moving images Reproduction and use in any form require the written permission of the copyright holder and of the Western Development Museum.
Photographs: No restrictions on use. Various copyrights for items less than 50 years old; copyright expired on items greater than 50 years old. Credit: name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / copy negative number. Restrictions on use: This collection is no longer in the custody of Library and Archives Canada.

Moving images See MISACS for item-level descriptions. (Electronic)

Moving images: See AV collection files for item-level descriptions. (Paper)

Biography / Administrative history

The Saskchewan Western Development Museum is a social and economic history museum for the Province of Saskachewan. The museum has four branches in the cities of North Battleford, Moose Jaw, Yorkton asd Saskatoon. It's headquarters and Curatorial Centre is located in Saskatoon.

Additional information

Received in 1969 and 1972 from the Western Development Museum. The photographs in this collection were de-accessioned to the Western Development Museum in 2004. Described by the RECON project.

Availability of other formats note
Copy negative available C-037813.


Related control no.

1. 1969-0034 MISA
2. 1969-175 NPC
3. 1970-057 NPC
4. 1972-312 NPC