Fur Trade

Fur Trade

| 11 min

This short film from 1946 presents an outline of the fur trade's history and the commercial use of fur in Canada. A thirst for fur by the kings and courts of the Old World positioned the fur trade as part of the country's industrial economy. Fur farming and conservation became increasingly important, although the lonely life of the trapper remained the same. This film offers a view of both.

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Fur Trade, Laurence Hyde, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Laurence Hyde
  • producer
    Harry Campbell
  • camera
    Alvin Armstrong
    Julien St-Georges
  • editing
    George Brandt