R. Forbes & Co. Ltd. film
(00:11) Black and white film begins. A wide three floor industrial building with multiple windows on each floor that stretches from the beginning of the street to the other end is shown from the outside. There are two World War I era automobiles parked outside the building and there is a water tower on the roof of the building.
(00:37) Six residential brick houses houses are shown. Each has a staircases leading to the door. The visible trees are bare suggesting an autumn scene.
(01:02) A slim white woman with shoulder length brown hair who appears to be in her twenties and is wearing a dress points at the sign of the industrial building seen previously.
(01:04) The sign reads “1866 Office of the R.Forbes Co. Limited Hespeler.”
(01:10) Inside of R.Forbes Co. is a very dimly lit workplace. Multiple Caucasian women are seen sitting in desks of two. They are wearing white dresses and are stitching white cloth sheets.
(01:37) The overview of the R.Forbes Co. workplace is dark and appears to be a clothing mill, there are workers walking around and while others work at desks.
(01:41) Back outside on the left side of the R.Forbes Co. building, multiple white women wearing fur coats and vintage winter hats are seen exiting the building. Two men also wearing winter apparel are seen among them.
(01:58) On the right side of the building dozens of men and women ranging from their teens to their fifties are seen exiting the building in winter apparel, some are walking and conversing with their coworkers while others are biking or running out.
(03:11) Workers of R.Forbes Co have flood the streets and are walking on the road and some are even walking on the railway.
(03:16) Two World War I era automobiles exit from the right side of R. Forbes Co. once the workers have moved out of the way.
(03:27) A white woman who is wearing winter apparel and appears to be in her early twenties is seen walking up the stairs of a residential house. She then stands outside of the building and smiles while facing the camera.
(03:44) Another young white women wearing a thick sweater is seen posing outside of another house and is smiling at the camera.
(03:50) The film ends.
[Description adapted from work completed by Fall 2017 Women's Studies 101 students.]