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[Raymond Cotton—home movies] Reel 1

Intertitle: “Raymond O. Cotton presents TIME MARCHES ON. August 1937. Hiram Buys a Fire Engine. HIRAM FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ACTION.” The fire department in Hiram was started in 1937, and the creator of the film was a member of the fire department. Man goes to a fire call box on a pole, and turns the

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[Philip W. Hussey–home movies] Reel 6, Accession 2523

Man works on trailer hitch. Men gather around outside of a storefront with ads in windows, smoke cigars, work together to move a sailboat out of a storefront door, put the boat onto the wooden trailer. Man tips hat to camera. Men working on a small bridge. View of large wooden building structure. View of

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[Nashua, NH Films] Reel 4

A shot of some wreckage. Footage of fireman spraying water on a burning building in winter interspersed with shots of an icicle covered fire engine with its ladder extended. Intertitle: “May” Extensive footage of the fire that struck Nashua, NH, in May of 1930 and the damage it caused including shots of a burning bridge

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[Milton Dowe—home movies] Reel 8

Intertitle: “Home Movies Presents ‘The Flood’ Spring of 1940″;49:12- 50:37 Views of rushing water on village streets, running down embankment by small bridge and into stream below, running under buildings, up to bumper of parked car, down hill, across bridge and into stream. Roiling water. Men try to pry up boards in building to let

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 4 – The Great Houston Flood of 1935

This home movie captures scenes of the Great Houston Flood of 1935, primarily of the flooded downtown district, including Main, Milam, Prairie, and Texas Streets. Houstonians are seen rowing canoes down these metropolitan streets, alongside submerged storefronts and homes. Brown then includes before and after shots of the downtown district. The flood began on December

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