Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies: Reel 7

A 16mm silent, black and white film (a) with original metal film reel (b) and original metal film can (c) featuring footage taken in Oklahoma during the middle and late 1920s by Solomon Sir Jones, the seventh in a collection of nine films. On the outside of the metal can are handwritten inscriptions on three […]

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[Laurence Bray–home movies] Reel 4

Viewing Notes Harbor. Snowy woods and houses. Man pushing power snow shovel. Downtown Boston. Rural yard. Boston Harbor. Rural snow scene. Slow pan of snowy trees and street. Family watching horse. Cat. Toddler. Men building boat outside mobile home. Family with baby goat. Man shoveling dirt and using tiller. Women. Horse pulling cart. Deer strung […]

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[Helen V. Bird–home movies] Reel 4

Viewing Notes NHF cataloguer’s notes, 1/96 (donor’s notes in quotes; reel numbers are NHF-assigned): Reel 4: ‘1944, 45, 46, 47, 48. Janice 1st year.’ Woman and child in snow. Easter. Hits from past. (01:34:59). Man building fence. Child watching. (39:44). At a fair? Riding in toy car ride. (39:44). Carousel. Airplanes. Ferris Wheel. (40:11). Man […]

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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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