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Clair Leatherdale home movie of 1950 Winnipeg flood

Creator 

Clair Leatherdale

Date 

April 1950

Fonds/Series Title 

Clair Leatherdale home movie of 1950 Winnipeg flood

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Location Code 

V241

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Original Format 

1 film : silent, 16 mm

Colour 

Colour

Time 

10 min., 44 sec.

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Item Details 

IdentifierContent

00:00

Shots of the Kingston Row/Crescent area early in the flood stage, people in rowboat.

00:40

Shots of the Leatherdale house beside the bridge early in the flood stage: sandbags, flooded garage.

01:05

Groups of people standing in road, water in yards. Shots of the neighbourhood and houses next to and close to the bridge.

02:00

[Mr. Leatherdale] holding hose pumping water out of [basement]

02:06

Sign on tree: "Leatherdale Lagoon"

02:15

Shots of sandbags alongside house-flooded yard and garage.

02:42

Possessions being moved out of house and into moving and storage truck.

03:02

Shots of neighbourhood and people later in the flood stage.

03:31

People enjoying a backyard barbeque - shots of flooded yards along river.

04:02

Flooded front yards - people wading down street, cars driving through water.

04:54

Sign on house: "Fort Leatherdale" - sandbagged house, pumps working.

05:33

People rowing boats down flooded roads and front yards, people wading down streets, snow falling.

06:10

People in motor boat.

06:29

People working on dike.

06:35

Destroyed [garage], debris in water, people walking on dikes.

07:08

Shots taken from a motor boat of neighbourhood near height of flood stage. The boat moves from what used to be dry land to the river proper. Houses flooded out, some up to their gables. Destroyed garages, debris. Shots of the bridge, houses under water.

09:51

Scenes of the neighbourhood and buildings from the river proper.

10:47

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