Abraham Katz–home movies. Reels 56-69

Black and white and color amateur footage of the Katz family around Cambridge, MA, construction of the EMF store, family vacations around New England including Benson’s Wild Animal Farm, collecting aluminum for the war effort during WWII, parade, farming, fishing, cars, and people visiting a graveyard. Reel 65 contains views from a visit to a […]

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[North Star Camp/Gillingham Family] Reel 2

Family scenes. Boy in high chair with little girls. Woman feeds boy. Father holds boy. Cartoon (Coco the Clown). Laundry being hung on line (shot from inside the house, looking through a window). Camping as a family. Baby and mother walk through field. Boy in washtub. Girls on porch. A boy with chickens. Boy “helping” […]

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 6 – Galveston (c. 1939)

This home movie, from an unknown Galveston family, captures scenes of life on the island. Footage includes the family enjoying time on the beach, riding the ferry, sailing in the harbor, and visiting the San Jacinto Monument. Also of note are shots of the SS City of Joliet (a freighter torpedoed and sunk in 1942 […]

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