[Nashua, NH Films] Reel 3

Several shots of the exterior of Crotched Mountain Center. Footage of the interior including the auditorium and the sleeping chambers for both older children and infants. A few shots of a painting depicting scenes from children’s stories. Shots of three disabled boys in wheelchairs. Footage of the staff assisting some of the children brushing their

Read More

[Lauren K. Woods – home movies] Reel 1

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

Read More

[Helen V. Bird–home movies] Reel 2

Viewing Notes NHF cataloguer’s notes, 1/96 (donor’s notes in quotes; reel numbers are NHF-assigned): Reel 2: ‘No. I. Sept 1942. Quincy, MA & Chester, NH. Janice [being brought home from Quincy City Hospital after she was born].’ Sept 1942. Quincy Mass & Quincy City Hospital. Shots of car being cleaned. (05:49) Shot of hospital. (06:22)

Read More

Liberation: Germany; Czechoslovakia: Soviet and American Armies

VS, high angle, woman in an overcoat walking down street, man in U.S. Army uniform holding a box, walking down street. Two separate shots of the woman walking. Cut to VS, pan of sky and clouds, for a brief moment a small plane is visible, flying low. Plane on an airstrip, the man in Army

Read More

US Army soldiers on Omaha Beach, France

MS, parade of soldiers in naval uniforms march through city streets (unidentified army) carrying rifles. An awning sign reads: “HAMILTON and BELL.” Another store sign reads: “HUINS.” To the left, a banner hangs from a window: “SOLDIER TO SOLDIER” with drawings of a marching soldier on either side of the banner. A different group of

Read More

U.S. Army soldiers; surgery; hospital; Gen. Patton; liberated villagers

Nurses at field hospital

The 51st Field Hospital at a campsite (in France?). Beatrice takes of her helmet and glasses and poses for the camera near other corps members and a cluster of tents. Pan of tentsite, corps members, and an ambulance. 01:08:13 Man in glasses exits a tent and smiles for the camera. Laundry hanging to dry outside.

Read More

American nurses in Belgium

Complex of brick buildings with the 51st Field Hospital, probably shot in December 1944 or January 1945 (perhaps in Huy, Belgium or Lierneaux, Belgium). 01:18:44 Beatrice poses with her camera by a guard station decorated with the Belgian flag motif. Medical trucks are parked outside and covered with snow. Men carry the sick and wounded

Read More

Nurses treat the wounded at a hospital

Military man walks toward the camera along a road, smoking. The 51st Field Hospital is relocated to a hospital complex, likely in Belgium or Germany. The 51st Field Hospital was stationed in Germany after February 1945. Pan of hospital complex buildings and gardens. 01:22:11 Beatrice, wearing a traditional nurse’s uniform, poses with three patients in

Read More

The Lamar B. Kelly Collection, no. 2 – Amherst 50th Anniversary Parade (1973)

This home movie captures scenes of a parade in downtown Amherst celebrating the 50th anniversary of the town