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Portrait of a City

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Production Years: 
1946 to 1954


Film Properties: 
Length (feet): 
825 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, VHS, Betacam.
"A lengthy advertisement for the city of Hamilton, this film uses local residents to tell the story. Focus is on topics such as economics, history and geography. Also featured are many tourist attractions."

"This film promotes the City of Hamilton, Ontario as a good place to live, work, and do business. Footage includes: street scenes; parks and churches; Niagara Falls; sailing on Burlington Bay; ships loading and unloading goods at the Port of Hamilton,; tourists enjoying the Hamilton, Rock Garden; shots of the open air market; various sporting activities (horseback riding, track and field, swimming); factories and industries in the area."


Canadian Travel Film Library, 16mm Motion Picture Films (New York/Chicago: Canadian Travel Film Library, 1954), 16.
"The story of the foundation and development of the city of Hamilton, Ontario, showing the numerous industries there the recreational facilities in the city and surrounding countryside."