Prewar Jewish life of the Weinlaub (later Vanlaw) family

Scenes shot on the latter part of the Weinlaubs’ trip from Los Angeles to New York, including street scenes in Chicago (see highway sign at 01:01:44) and views of Washington, DC (01:04:13 to 01:05:15). The couple was travelling cross-country because Kurt’s company had transferred him back to New York (see Biographical Notes field for more […]

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The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 18 – The Sterling Sisters at the Mansion

This home movie captures scenes of the Sterling girls at the Ross Sterling Manstion. The sisters gather around a newborn held by a ny on the back porch, then Norma and one of her sisters, likely Mildred, dance together on the porch. The fashion of the time is of particular note.

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 7 – A Vacation Junket (1939)

This home movie captures scenes of the Brown family on vacation in June 1939. The family first travels to Tennessee, through the Appalachians and the Smoky Mountains, then into Washington D.C. where they go sightseeing. Footage of the United States Capitol Building, the Supreme Court Building, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Arlington House, […]

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