Holy Family Academy: Sophomore Prep June Trip – Slocum Lake 1 Washington – Months of the Year – Children’s Wedding – Washington Trip 1946 – Xmas Dances 1942

A home movie featuring the nuns and students of Holy Family Academy, a Cathollic elementary and high school once located at 1444 West Division Street in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. This particular film features various student field trips as well as recitals and dances held at the school.

1962: Kids Doing the Madison

This 1962 home movie opens with some outdoor shots and then transitions to a group of young girls dancing inside a home. This is followed by a group of adults talking and drinking around a table at a small party. Highlights include a man in bed unsuccessfully trying to be woken from his slumber, two

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Home Movie: PA100007: [Mount Shasta and Steamship Journey to Buffalo, New York, ca. 1930s]

Home movie picturing Mt. Shasta, Yellowstone National Park and steamship journey aboard S.S. Octorara to Buffalo, ca. early 1930s.

Home Movies: Can 11309: Visit to Detroit, Michigan and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1951

Home movies shot by travelers visiting Detroit, Michigan and Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1951. Shows displays and possibly a parade associated with the Detroit 200th Anniversary Celebration, scenes of Belle Isle Bridge and ferries, downtown street scenes, and high-angle shots and street scenes in Milwaukee.

Home Movies: Can 11310: San Francisco Scenes, ca. 1929, with Newsreel Fragments of San Francisco Earthquake Damage, 1906

Reel combining duped newsreel fragments (origin not yet researched) picturing damage from 1906 San Francisco earthquake with home movies shot in and around San Francisco, ca. 1929. Scenes include: San Francisco waterfront, Nob Hill, point-of-view driving shots, view from Twin Peaks, and Ocean Beach.

Home Movies: Can 11327: San Francisco Bay, Zoo, Lake and Fleet Week, ca. 1929-31

Scenes shot on San Francisco Bay during Fleet Week (ca. 1929-31), on a lake and at a zoo.

1927: Charlevoix

Home movie of a family’s stay at a Michigan lakeside home. Includes scenes of children playing on the beach, women posing on a porch and a new baby.

1927: Charlevoix – Lewis House

1940 circa: Angel Guardian Orphanage Winter

Home movie shot at Angel Guardian Orphanage in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. The film features winter scenes of the orphanage, including shots of ministers, nuns, children posing outside, children sledding, boys riding bicycles and a commuter railroad train.

1932: SP Train out of Los Angeles Olympics

B&W home movie of a trip to Los Angeles, California for the 1932 Olympics. Includes railroad footage of the Sierra Nevada, an Olympic procession, a tour of a Japanese garden, an Olympic track and field event, a crowded Los Angeles beach and a visit to an unknown grove and estate.