Reel 2.;Children dancing in a circle in Humenne (similar to the beginning of RG-60.0833). 00:00:10 “Carlsbad, Czechoslovakia – The Famous Health Resort” Pan of city buildings in Karlovy Vary in Bohemia. Street scenes with pedestrians. More tourist views of the beautiful city. 00:01:09 “Vienna – Parliament Building and the Ring Strasse” Street scenes with shops,
Category Archives: Sommer Family Collection
Reel 5.;Members of the Sommer and Klein families posing for camera. Children at play. CU sign, “Garage.” Two men peeling potatoes. Shots of roof of building. Entire family posing in front of gate. CU Bernard and Emery’s sister Judith (b. 1933) in a baby carriage. Children waving at camera. CUs children, family. Man taking off
Reel 3.;Marketplace in Humenne with tents and shops. The Klein family’s shop was located across from this market. Peasants from the local villages traveled to Humenne on Mondays and Fridays to sell their wares. Local policemen pose for the camera with one of the American relatives (in a dark suit and hat). Cousins stand before
Reel 3.;Intertitle: Holiday Celebration. Street scene with townspeople in costume to celebrate the Easter holiday. People walk towards camera in street, dressed nicely. Women with packages pass by. Shops in BG. Men and women in fancy clothing. Umbrellas. LV, men and women walking. Religious procession past shops on square, man in front holds metal post.
Reel 3.;Women from the Sommer and Klein families gather for the camera. Intertitle: My Home Folks – Mother, Sister, Their Family and Friends. Family (well-dressed) walk and pose for camera. Pan of entire family (including the visiting Americans, Hermann Klein, and Jacob Grossman). Children playing on swing. Posing in front of the family shop and
Reel 4.;Women and children from the Sommer and Klein families in alley and doorway of house, they walk towards the camera. Some gather in BG (VQ: fuzzy). Children and women in a group. CU, children slowly walk towards camera. 02:00:43 Pan (left to right), men posing (all in suits, hats, overcoats), glimpse of an automobile
Reel 2.;Brief pan of Budapest (gray, repeated in Story 1451). Intertitle: Humenne — My Home Town, A Typical Slovakia Village. Trains, people board and deboard. Train station. Boy on peasant cart with cows and a wagon in the main square of Humenne. People gathered in the town square for market days (on Mondays and Fridays).
Reel 2.;Intertitle: Market Days – Monday and Friday. Crowds mill about town square (fuzzy) on market day. 02:07:03 One of the visiting Americans buys a chicken from a vendor. Carts, cows, automobiles at the marketplace on the main square (across from the Klein family’s shop). People walk towards camera. Buying and selling material. Shops in
Reel 1.;Multiple sequences showing the entire family (including the visiting Louis and Harry Sommer, Hermann Klein, and Jacob Grossman) posing for the camera, probably in Humenne, Slovakia. Family members (well-dressed) take turns walking towards the camera in a street/alley. Dark shots in a field. Man holds up his pocketwatch. More posed shots around an automobile.