Back in the day: Rare film shows Calgary in 1925
Cinematic treasure offers a look at prominent Calgarians and local military on parade
It's Calgary as you've never seen it.
Film footage of our city from the 1920s is very rare indeed. Only a few have been tracked down, and are held in the Glenbow Museum's collections.
As part of our Calgary at a Crossroads project — an ongoing exploration of who we are as a city, and what makes Calgary so, well, Calgary — we wanted to share one of those films with you. It's called, "Know Your Friends in Calgary."
It was shot by an unknown filmmaker around 1925. The exact date is lost in the mists of time, as are the names of the folks you'll see.
History as mystery
So sit back, relax and check out your city 90 years ago.
See the latest in lady's cutting edge fashion. Marvel at what's all the rage in gentleman's top hats. Be wow'd by the fastest cars and the coolest businesses. There's also a military parade for good measure.
So, click away. Enjoy travelling back in time. And if you think you know who any of these proud early Calgary men and women are, let us know in our comments section!
Calgary at a Crossroads is CBC Calgary's special focus on life in our city during the downturn. A look at Calgary's culture, identity and what it means to be Calgarian. Read more stories from the series at Calgary at a Crossroads.