• Short Summary

    General views of the informal opening of the Rainbow Bridge - a steel arch bridge across the Niagara River gorge between Canada and the USA.

  • Description

    NORTH AMERICA: Ontario: Niagara Falls:
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    Rainbow Bridge
    Mid shot of Rainbow Bridge
    Crowd and gate on American side
    Official cars entering
    Crowd watching
    Other cars entering
    PAN from bridge of Horshoe Falls, American Falls and then to officials at centre of bridge
    Canadian flag (Union Jack - UK Union Flag) and American flag (Stars and Stripes) being hoisted by Thomas McQuesten (Government official, Ontario) and unidentified official (with surname of Johnson)
    Two soldiers standing together between flags in American uniform and Canadian in Scottish uniform as McQuesten & Johnson shake hands
    Official party walking across bridge
    Official cars moving across bridge led by 2 soldiers representing Canada & America
    Cars passing camera
    Cars arriving on Canadian side
    Crowds waiting to cross bridge
    Samuel Blackwell (the first American to walk across the bridge) kissing his ticket
    Blackwell walking onto bridge holding ticket aloft in hand
    Mrs. Church Swayze & daughter Florence (the first Canadians to cross the bridge)
    American (Stars & Stripes) and Canadian (Union jack) flags
    PAN along waterfalls (Niagara Falls)
    Background: General views of the informal opening of the Rainbow Bridge - a steel arch bridge across the Niagara River gorge between Canada and the USA. The formal opening took place in May 1941.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAETVFCVFW8RWZ9Z3WV7TXW5V1M
    Media URN:
    VLVAETVFCVFW8RWZ9Z3WV7TXW5V1M
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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