Scenes from the Walkling family’s visit to the Chicago World’s Fair, Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934). Many shots of family members posing with World’s Fair scenery in the background. Views of the family and crowds walking through the fair grounds.
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Intertitle: “B.M.[Branch Mills] Grange Fair of 1938”;37:30-39.22 View of a horse pull at a county fair. The horses struggle to pull a large boulder. Several teams try, and their handlers variously try whipping and cajoling them. Many pull off the track.;Intertitle: “Hunting 1938”;39:22- 45:20 Sedan with a canoe on top comes down the road toward
Intertitle: “Branch Mills Grange Fair 1939”;0- 3:50 Views of horse pull as horses struggle to pull large boulder at a traditional country fair. Various teams at work, with crowds of men watching. Some handlers whip the horses. High view of village.;3:50- 4:05 Sulky races through the village;Intertitle: “The Winner”;4:05-4:24 The winner of the sulky race
View of grandstand at the Skowhegan Fair in Maine. CUs of faces. Harness racing, women dancing on stage, juggler with rings, circus animals (camel, elephant on stage doing tricks.) Views of harness race, a food stand at the Fair, and woman getting into car. Man and woman (Lauren Woods?) with dog, walking, getting in car
Color footage men playing tennis at a club in Lakewood, ME. CUs of friends watching and enjoying each others’ company on a summer day. B&W footage more tennis, then views of midway at Skowhegan Fair. Harness racing at Fair and pan of the grandstand in background. Men playing softball with bleachers around. The horse track
One of several reels of film that depicts a group of school teachers on a seven-week University of Maine sponsored bus tour of the U.S., which started and ended at Orono, Maine. Intertitle: “Augusta.” Views of Capitol, including large bell outside the building. Views of Governor’s Mansion, Blaine House, in Augusta. Intertitle: “Hiram, Maine Sesqui-centennial
Portland Country Day School; Baseball with adults, informal. Elms in background. Some in jacket and tie. People watch from bench. Pan of players. More high jump. Shotput. Three toddlers. Three men. (Charming juxtaposition.); Row of men and boys seated on ground. Some wrestle and pester each other. Long jump. Baseball. Construction sequence at 46:58-47:45 Hamlen
footage of New York World’s Fair includes brief views of exterior sites and the railroad pageant, Railroads on Parade.
B&W home movie of a spring or summer visit to a farm, followed by footage of an Indiana State fair and more urban residential scenes of a Thanksgiving gathering. Includes footage of airplanes and automobiles.