Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies: Reel 8

A 16mm silent, black and white film (a) with original metal film reel (b) and original metal film can (c) featuring footage taken in Oklahoma during the middle and late 1920s by Solomon Sir Jones, the eighth in a collection of nine films. On the outside of the metal can, handwritten in red ink is […]

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Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies: Reel 7

A 16mm silent, black and white film (a) with original metal film reel (b) and original metal film can (c) featuring footage taken in Oklahoma during the middle and late 1920s by Solomon Sir Jones, the seventh in a collection of nine films. On the outside of the metal can are handwritten inscriptions on three […]

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Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies: Reel 6

A 16mm silent, black and white film (a) with original plastic film reel (b) and original metal can (c) featuring footage taken in Oklahoma during the middle and late 1920s by Solomon Sir Jones, the sixth in a collection of nine films. Inscribed on the outside of the canister in is [#6] in red and […]

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Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies: Reel 3

A 16mm silent, black and white film (a) with original metal film reel (b) and original metal film can (c) featuring footage taken in Oklahoma during the middle and late 1920s by Solomon Sir Jones, the third in a collection of nine films. Inscribed on the outside of the canister is, in red ink [#], […]

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)

This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life, […]

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The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 6 – New York World’s Fair, Part I (1964)

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Between visiting the many exhibits, the family catches a Native American dance performance and a parade with marching bands.

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