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Sea Island, Florida, Xmas 1952. Montreal 195[3]. St Laurence. Snowshoe Parade, 1952 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/3/5

Scope and Contents

A 16mm, colour cinefilm, without sound. The writing on the film spool reads 'Sea Island. Florida. St. Lawrence Jan Feb 53. Snowshoe Parade Feb 53’.

0 - 16sec. People seated at two long tables outdoors, eating a meal. All are formally dressed in either suits and ties, or dresses.
16sec - 23sec. Horse-drawn carriage.
23sec - 35sec. Store with signs reading ‘Indian River Fruit Juice Bar’, ‘Branded fruit shippers’, and ‘[illegible word] novelties, gifts, souvenirs’.
35sec - 1min 21sec. Shots of dolphins, turtles and fish underwater. Scenes of dolphins jumping and taking fish from the hands of a keeper.
1min 21sec - 1min 56sec. People picking oranges or grapefruits, and eating them.
1min 56sec - 2min 12sec. Woman walking in surf and kicking a ball to a man.
2min 12sec - 2min 41sec. Street scenes with palm trees and a sign saying ‘Ocean bathing, Olympic pool, Dressing rooms [illegible words] $1.00’. Beachside swimming and sunbathing and people in the surf.
2min 41sec - 2min 50sec. Small boats and jetties.
2min 50sec - 3min 3sec. Countryside scenes.
3min 3sec - 4min. Very dark section, which appears to be taken from a moving vehicle and shows a snow-capped mountain, snow scenes and a house.
4min - 4min 24sec. River with a bridge, ice and a snowy shoreline.
4min 24sec - 4min 47sec. Outdoor ice hockey game.
4min 47sec - 5min 20sec. Flower stall and other street scenes.
5min 20sec - 7min 11sec. Outdoor scenes showing people racing in snowshoes, and then people dressed in uniforms. Followed by a ‘snowshoe parade’ with marching bands.
7min 11sec - 7min 20sec. Scenes taken on a boat on a river.


  • Creation: 1952 - 1953


Conditions Governing Access

From the Series:

With the exception of RCMS 20/3/1, the cinefilms may be viewed online with the University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service at:

For copyright reasons, researchers wishing to view RCMS 20/3/1, (Colonial Cinemagazine 29, Colonial Film Unit, 1950) should make an appointment with the RCS Librarian to view the film in Cambridge University Library. Email:

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright Cambridge University Library.


1 item(s) (1 cinefilm)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition.

Existence and Location of Originals

A copy of this film is available for viewing at University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service:

Related Materials

See also Tymms photographic collections relating to Canada: 'North and Central America, Oceania and Europe' (RCMS 20/2/20).



Finding aid date

2003-08-26 10:40:54+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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