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Trading in the North

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540 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"Hudson's Bay training film."

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta: 16mm.
"This film, sponsored by the Hudson's Bay Co., depicts the life and work of a typical Hudson's Bay Post manager, his family and helper in a remote northern Manitoba outpost."
From the Catalogue of 16mm Educational Motion Pictures. Published by the Educational Media Division, Department of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1967.


"Business in Motion: Films of Current Interest," Canadian Business 24 (November 1951): 100.
"What is life like on a typical Hudson's Bay post in the Canadian North? Here is the answer - as seen through the eyes of young Alan Campbell, clerk to the post manager. The camera shows Alan carrying out his many interesting duties - right up to the time he is promoted to post manager himself."

Archives of Manitoba online database
"The film was created to serve as a recruitment tool for prospective clerks. It documents a day in the life of an HBC employee and follows the activities of the clerk and post manager at Lac Seul post. The film shows the exterior and interior of the post buildings; stocking the store; and the trading of furs."