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Photo Friday | A Beautiful Day in Vernon, British Columbia, 1948

Films

Visit Vernon, British Columbia, with this quaint 1948 film that follows the local paper’s editor around town for a day.

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Photo Friday | High Tide in Newfoundland

Photo Friday! Discover a series of stunning black-and-white photographs documenting the fishing industry in Newfoundland in the mid-1950s.

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Photo Friday | First Day of School, Montreal, 1962

Take a stroll around a Montreal working-class neighbourhood on the first day of class with these photos from September Five at Saint-Henri (1962.)

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Photo Friday | Inside Ontario’s Tobacco Harvest in the Late Fifties

The Back-breaking Leaf // Celebrate World Photo Day with this stunning series of black-and-white photos documenting the tobacco harvest in Ontario in the late fifties.

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Photo Friday | Fergie Jenkins and the Chicago Cubs

Arguably the finest Canadian-born baseball player ever, Jenkins began his major-league career in Philadelphia before joining the Chicago Cubs in 1966, where King of the Hill catches up with him a few years later.

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Photo Friday | Farm Electrification: And Then There Was Light

Most of us take most things for granted. Take for example clean running water, or electricity. Who ever thinks twice about being able to enjoy these luxuries?

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Photo Friday | Summertime from Coast to Coast

Peep the stunning pictures below and check out some of our summer films available on NFB.ca.

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Photo Friday | Gone (Herring) Fishing

Herring stocks on the B.C. coast are making a comeback after a catastrophic collapse in the 1980s, but the harvest remains controversial. B.C. First Nations, who have long been advocating for sustainable fishing practices, mobilized earlier this year to halt commercial herring roe fisheries in their traditional territory, citing their intention to “allow the healing that needs to

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Photo Friday | All Eyes on the Prairies

The Canadian Prairies are just stunning, and it’s no wonder the NFB has enjoyed trailing its cameras over its grassy lands decade after decade. Check out some of the finest Prairie pictures in our archives with these photographs taken from films old and new. Western Wheat, 1952. Prairie Profile, 1955. Western Wheat, 1952. Western Wheat, 1952. Canadian Wheat,

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Photo Friday | Inside Alberta’s Seclusive Hutterite Colonies

Films

Legendary NFB filmmaker (1926-2016) Colin Low had a gift for capturing life. From Fogo Island to the ancestral lands of the Blood Indians, Low entered isolated communities and captured lives rarely – if ever – seen on film. A great example of his knack for gaining both trust of and access to his subjects is his short film The Hutterites

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Photo Friday | Wolves-O-Rama

Films

Fairy tales wolves get a bad rap. They’re always up to no good, terrorizing helpless pigs or chowing down grandmothers. But how savage are wolves in reality? According to filmmaker Bill Mason, who spent a fair part of his career learning about, caring for and filming wolves, not very. On the contrary, wolves are disciplined hunters, respected leaders

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Photo Friday | Young, Wild and Free: Hanging Out With Fogo’s Children

Fogo is an island that lies off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, in the Atlantic Ocean. Though only about 25 km long and 14 km wide, the island has always fascinated anyone brave and determined enough to set foot there… or blessed enough to have entered the world there. The NFB’s own Colin Low (1926-2016) was one

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