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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.

Sailing on “Ile de France”

Family footage of the Herz family vacation in Europe in 1937. Footage shows images of Jewish-American life before World War II with its European roots.;Jacob’s wife walks towards the camera on board the “Ile de France.” Belle and Judith play ring toss on the upper deck. Jacob and his wife lounge in chaises. High angle

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1948 circa: Circus – New York Trip

Home movie that begins with scenes of acrobats and circus performances within a circus tent. This is followed by brief scenes at an airport and various scenes of New York City, including: nuns parading down the street, the Staten Island Ferry, New York cityscape, the numerous neon signs of Times Square and a stage performance.

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The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 13 – St. Joe’s Picnic at Canyon, 1956

This home movie from the Morkovsky collection captures a class, probably from St. Joseph’s school in Amarillo, picnicing in the shadow of the large rock formations of Palo Duro Canyon.

The Cristela Gonzalez Bond Collection, no. 6 – Slumber Party and Dance Party! (1965)

This home movie from 1965 captures scenes of the Gonzalez family at home celebrating birthdays. Cristela Gonzalez hosts a slumber party, and keeping with strict slumber party tradition, she and her friends break out into a pillow fight. Her older sister then celebrates her birthday at a party where she and her friends dance enthusiastically,

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