Sightseeing in France: Paris & Versailles

Title: “Streets of Paris. Cafes on the Champs-Elysees. Arc de Triomphe. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Place de la Concorde.” Sightseeing in Paris, including street scenes, cafe with red tables and chairs, Arc de Triomphe, Eternal Flame for Unknown Soldier (WWI) with wreath and flowers, French police, Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, statues, cars […]

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Sightseeing in Paris; German officers

Unsteady, shot from moving vehicle across streets, monument. Montmarte district in Paris. Camera steadies at 01:01:40. People exiting buildings. Germans in uniform on the street then across and to the top of the La Basilique du Sacre Coeur. Pan across street, encompassing bars (including one at 01:02:26 seen later in Story 4411), restaurants, shops. Civilians […]

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Touring Paris

Jacoby family tours Paris. CUs, pan up Eiffel Tower. Various sights in Paris: EXTs of buildings, statues. French on streets. “John Baillie” tailor shop. Opera House. Traffic. Cafe la Paix. Street scenes. Brasserie. S. Raphael (hotel) car. Champs d’Elysee. Arc de Triomphe. Obelisk in Place de la Concorde. Street scenes, civilians, gardens with pond & […]

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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 Railford H. Burton Collection, no. 2 – Texas Centennial and WWII Scrap Metal Drive (1930-43)

This home movie captures scenes of the Burtons throughout the 1930s and early 40s at work, on vacation, and at home. Notable footage includes a sandstorm in Andrews, Texas, a trip to the Texas Centennial Exposition at the World’s Fair in Dallas, and a scrap metal drive for the war effort in Freeport in 1943.

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 8 – Trip to New Orleans

This home movie captures scenes of the Brown family driving to then vacationing in New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 1930s. The family makes stops in Lake Charles and New Iberia as they drive to New Orleans, where they see farm workers harvesting sugar cane. In New Orleans, they spend time in the French Quarter, […]

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