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The King's Highway

Accession number: 
Production Years: 
1922 to 1923


Film Properties: 
Length (feet): 
1084 (28mm); 437 (16mm); 1084 (35mm)
Holding Institutions: 

Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, 28mm, 35mm, VHS, digibeta.
"Early automobile travelling on newly finished asphalt highway. Traffic on asphalt finished New York State highways. Construction of concrete and asphalt highways in the US. Man operating concrete mixer, sign on machine reads 'Rossney Cont'g Corp., Buffalo, NY'. Men spreading concrete on road from portable concrete mixer. Early automobiles on Ontario highways. Fruit pickers loading fruit onto trucks. Trucks and automobiles near large farmers market. Shots of dealers and shoppers. Ontario highway under construction. Truck unloading asphalt. Man spreading asphalt. High angle shot of roughed out highway ready for construction. Bridge over ravine - possibly the Bloor Street viaduct. North Yonge Street as a broken dirt road. Same stretch after the asphalt is resurfaced. Early automobiles using the asphalt road from Niagara Falls via Hamilton to Toronto. License plates from Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, and New York shown. Early 1920s motor boat with American Flag on lake. Travelling shot of lake taken from boat showing lakeshore and forest. Two fishermen in canoe in middle of the lake with an extreme close up of one of the men unhooking a fish. Traffic on highway. Light traffic on the Ottawa-Prescott highway and on Markham Road. Heavy traffic on the Toronto-Hamilton highway. Man spraying tar on highway from pressure distributor. Truck with hydraulic tip-up box unloading gravel on road. Ontario Provincial Department of Highways' graphic demonstration of highway layouts, outlining provincial highways, country roads, township and village roads. Harness racing with early cars in parking lot. Street scene in Oakville showing houses, traffic and telegraph poles. Highway and bridge on the outskirts of Oakville. Open convertible pulling up in front of the Oakville Cinema House. People entering the cinema showing Jackie Coogan in MY BOY. Children playing baseball in a field. Auto traffic in background."