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US Army 31st Tank Battalion soldier’s wartime movies in Europe and Washington, DC

Silent amateur footage taken by Stephan Minovich, a US Army soldier and member of the HQ 31st Tank Battalion. Footage shows homefront scenes in Minovich’s hometown of Washington, DC with his wife and family, wartime scenes in England, Germany, and possibly France and Czechoslovakia circa 1944-45, and the liberation of a concentration camp.;Minovich family posing

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Washington DC in springtime; vacationing at Isle of Shoals

Title: “Family Shots 1939.” Picture of George Washington. Tidal basin in Washington, DC, with the cherry blossoms in bloom. Unidentified man and woman getting out of car. Washington Monument, view from Thomas Jefferson Memorial. 01:01:41 Views looking down on Washington from the monument, White House, and other monuments, views of Pennsylvania Avenue, the US Capitol

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Glacier National Park; military parade

Mountain shots, road, truck, lake. Pans across river/lake, houses on water front. Sign for park. 01:03:05 road, car. Dark shot – possible bear walking around. Military van passes. 01:04:39 sign for Apgar Cabin Camps. Log cabins, American flag. Sign for Lake McDonald Ranger station. Man walks past camera. 01:08:13 “Tom B Moore. W.M. Wayman” title.

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 13 – Trips to the Wider Caribbean Region

This home movie captures scenes of trips to various South and Central American countries between 1926 and 1934, including Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, and the United States Virgin Islands. In addition to sightseeing footage, the film highlights the means of transport to these destinations, from ocean liners to trains

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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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Yousefi Family Collection, no. 15

This home movie captures scenes of Plano’s Yousefi family vacationing to Washington DC and visiting the National Mall in 1980. There they see the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, White House, Reflection Pool, and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 9 – Farmworkers Mass (c.1968)

This home movie captures scenes of a Catholic Mass held in support of farmworkers in California through an organization named the D.C. Huelga Committee. It was held on the grounds of the United Methodist Building in Washington D.C. circa 1968. The officiating priest was Fr. Victor P. Saladini, who was a scholar of farm labor

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