[Helen V. Bird–home movies] Reel 36

Viewing Notes NHF cataloguer’s notes, 1/96 (donor’s notes in quotes; reel numbers are NHF-assigned): Reel 36: ‘Summer & Winter 1970.’ Young boys dressed up. Girls also. Child late. Looking lost. All starting off down the street. (11:15-11:50). Raccoon. Searching the ground. (11:53-12:00). Children watching. Child pets raccoon. Then others dare. Holding its face up for […]

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[Alexander Forbes—home movies] Reel 6, Accession 1902

Notes from titles: “Boston Skating Club Carnival 1937 and 1938”; Intertitle: “Boston Skating Club Carnival 1937”; Choreographed dance of young women in pink tulle costumes dancing through columns on stage, etc. Ballet on ice by male and female skaters. Several skaters in dragon costume, and soloists in Japanese costumes.; Intertitle: “1938 Carnival”; Group skating, soloists, […]

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[Alexander Forbes—home movies] Reel 8, Accession 1902

Can note: “Lake Placid, Feb. 1932” The Winter Olympics took place in Lake Placid, NY, February 4-15, 1932, with 14 events in 8 sports.; Views of skaters in an outdoor rink, especially one woman practicing. This could be Norwegian Sonja Henie, as she was the first to wear white boots, a short skirt costume, and […]

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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 Coltman Collection, no. 3 – Ice Skating on Shoal Creek, 1983

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family ice skating on a frozen Shoal Creek, a rare treat for Central Texans. It also shows the family swimming in the creek once it has thawed.

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