About the Award-Winning City Reflections DVD.
The DVD contains the 53-minute main feature, which was
shown on May 22, 2008.
from William Harbeck 1907 film
This main feature is based on the earliest known surviving
film footage of Vancouver, shot in 1907 by William Harbeck
from the front platform of a streetcar as it made its way
through the streets of downtown and the West End. Besides
the main feature and 1907 film, it also includes a full-screen
version of the same route in 2007. Many additional features
round out the DVD including news items from 1907, interviews
with film and streetcar historians, and more on the intriguing
life of filmmaker William Harbeck who died in the Titanic
disaster of 1912.
There is also a special film bonus showing Victoria in
1907. Harbeck shot the film just days before his Vancouver
footage. This equally fascinating Victoria footage shows
the Francis Rattenbury-designed B.C. Parliament building,
the Empress Hotel under construction, downtown streets and
views along the Gorge waterway.
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Awards for City Reflections DVD
British Columbia Historical Federation's Award of Merit, presented by Ronald Greene, BCHF President, in Nelson B.C. on May 16, 2009.
City of Vancouver Heritage Award through the Vancouver Heritage Commission to recognize and honour special projects and accomplishments in the field of Heritage Conservation.