[Whipple–home movies] Reel 5

CHRISTENING: Margret Louis and Ann Platt. July 23 1927.” Group comes around blind of shrubbery. Children all in matching dresses. Holding parents hands. Mother holds baby up to camera. Baby dressed in white lace. Smiles. CU shots taken with baby in man’s arms (Dr. Greene) and in younger boy’s arms (Martin Whipple). “Summer 1927.” Group […]

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[Helen V. Bird–home movies] Reel 20

Viewing Notes Reel notes supplied by donor are in quotes; reel numbers are NHF-assigned below. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 20. ‘Summer 1960. Laura’s 1st birthday and Mark’s christening.’ Mother [Helen] with baby [Laura] in yard. Birthday cake and first birthday party. (3:15:18) Baby in tub outside. (3:16:37) Family dressed up, outside, with baby. (3:17:10) […]

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 1 – Baptism at Mt. Horem (1971)

This home movie captures scenes of a Houston family celebrating their infant’s baptism. Family members pose in their 1970s fashions at the house before leaving for Mt. Horem Baptist Church where the minister, Dr. Thomas F. Freeman, baptizes the child wearing her baptism gown.

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