Children playing in prewar Vienna

Possibly a kindergarten scene. Four little girls, posing for the camera, then running about happily. An infant is being placed into its carriage, CUs. Another baby. A few mothers with carriages gathered on a sidewalk. Children play. They begin raking sand or dirt of some kind.;01:01:08 Kids play, boys in lederhosen with hoops and sticks, […]

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Montessori school in Vienna

Peter Schur, dressed for winter, a lunch box hanging from his neck, is helped into the backseat of a car. Scenes from inside the car as it drives down a street lined with trees, snow. The car was later confiscated by the Nazis, along with a revolver and some gold coins. 01:14:56 Seasons change, scenes […]

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The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 8 – African-American Elementary School

This home movie captures scenes of a small elementary school class of African-American children taught by African-American teachers in the 1950s. The children sing songs, finger paint, and eat lunch together. This footage is of special significance as very few films exist that document African-American classrooms and schools from this time.

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