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[Helen V. Bird–home movies] Reel 36

Viewing Notes NHF cataloguer’s notes, 1/96 (donor’s notes in quotes; reel numbers are NHF-assigned): Reel 36: ‘Summer & Winter 1970.’ Young boys dressed up. Girls also. Child late. Looking lost. All starting off down the street. (11:15-11:50). Raccoon. Searching the ground. (11:53-12:00). Children watching. Child pets raccoon. Then others dare. Holding its face up for

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[Alexander Forbes—home movies] Reel 6, Accession 1902

Notes from titles: “Boston Skating Club Carnival 1937 and 1938”; Intertitle: “Boston Skating Club Carnival 1937”; Choreographed dance of young women in pink tulle costumes dancing through columns on stage, etc. Ballet on ice by male and female skaters. Several skaters in dragon costume, and soloists in Japanese costumes.; Intertitle: “1938 Carnival”; Group skating, soloists,

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)

This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life,

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The Coltman Collection, no. 3 – Ice Skating on Shoal Creek, 1983

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family ice skating on a frozen Shoal Creek, a rare treat for Central Texans. It also shows the family swimming in the creek once it has thawed.

The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection, no. 4 – Christmas and Boating (1967-68)

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of a family ice skating on their neighborhood street at Christmas in 1967, as well as many scenes of the family taking their boat out on various lakes in New Mexico in 1968.

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 5 – Rollerskating and Trip to Richmond, VA (1973)

This home movie captures scenes of the Freeman family going rollerskating then donning their Sunday best for church while visiting family in Richmond, Virginia.

The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 8 – Roller Skating

This home movie captures scenes of children roller skating on the sidewalk outside their home and joyously playing in the sprinkler in the backyard. Also included are scenes of the family camping.