Holy Family Academy: Sophomore Prep June Trip – Slocum Lake 1 Washington – Months of the Year – Children’s Wedding – Washington Trip 1946 – Xmas Dances 1942

A home movie featuring the nuns and students of Holy Family Academy, a Cathollic elementary and high school once located at 1444 West Division Street in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. This particular film features various student field trips as well as recitals and dances held at the school.

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Home Movies: Can 11310: San Francisco Scenes, ca. 1929, with Newsreel Fragments of San Francisco Earthquake Damage, 1906

Reel combining duped newsreel fragments (origin not yet researched) picturing damage from 1906 San Francisco earthquake with home movies shot in and around San Francisco, ca. 1929. Scenes include: San Francisco waterfront, Nob Hill, point-of-view driving shots, view from Twin Peaks, and Ocean Beach.

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Home Movies: Can 11309: Visit to Detroit, Michigan and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1951

Home movies shot by travelers visiting Detroit, Michigan and Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1951. Shows displays and possibly a parade associated with the Detroit 200th Anniversary Celebration, scenes of Belle Isle Bridge and ferries, downtown street scenes, and high-angle shots and street scenes in Milwaukee.

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