[Unidentified—home movies] Reel 4

Blindfolded man follows blindfolded boy around a table in middle of seated audience. Intertitle: “WALTZ CIRCLE” followed by couples dancing (waltzing) and a shot of the musicians playing. Intertitle: “THE LANCERS” followed by shot of lancers dancing. Intertitle: “OBSTACLE RACE” followed by shot of men putting on layers of clothing, and carrying various objects in […]

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[Unidentified—home movies] Reel 5

Shot of children dressed up, standing together holding rolled paper with ribbons tied around documents (diplomas or certificates). Dark shot of boys in tuxedos or suits standing one by one to acknowledge the camera. Musicians playing. Men, women, boys, girls all sit around the dance hall, are served refreshments from younger boys. Students get diplomas […]

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[Helen V. Bird–home movies] Reel 8

Viewing Notes NHF cataloguer’s notes, 1/96 (donor’s notes in quotes; reel numbers are NHF-assigned): Reel 8: ‘1955-56. 1955 Mozart display. First high heels. Badminton. 1956 Lorna & her dog.’ Museum displays. Not too good (27:). Girls have first high heels (28:55). More costumes and dance (29:15). Girls on aquaplane behind boat (30:37). Playing badminton (31:44). […]

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[Alexander Forbes—home movies] Reel 6, Accession 2241

Box notes: “1932- Milton- 3 girls dancing on lawn in garden; short bit of 2 riders on horseback” Two young girls wearing gossamer dresses dance in the garden at Milton, leaping, and doing ballet-like moves. They have choreographed their presentation. They run through the garden gate, and jump off the gate posts. Views of the […]

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[Alexander Forbes—home movies] Reel 3, Accession 2241

Box notes: “1930 – Black Duck, 4-masted schooner passing Naushon, Florry, Kitty & friends dancing with scarves, more Black Duck.” Kitty (Alexander’s daughter Katherine) and three girl friends dance in the garden at Milton, wearing gossamer dresses and using silk scarves as they twirl and leap and jump off the garden gate. Two young boys […]

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