1939 circa: Angel Guardian Orphanage Winter & Florist Scenes

Home movie shot at the Angel Guardian Orphanage and Angel Guardian Orphanage Florist in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. The film features boys playing on a frozen lake, green house interiors, boys posing outside the Angel Guardian Orphanage Florist, children playing in the snow, a man showing his horse and panoramas of the orphanage.

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The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 19 – The Young Life of Jeffery Sullivan

This home movie from the 1970s captures scenes of a day in the life of Ouida Whitaker Dean’s grand-nephew, Jeffrey Sullivan. After introducing himself, Sullivan shows us around his home in Nacogdoches, strolling through the crops and visiting the livestock. He also plays with his pets and hangs out with his family. This film charmingly […]

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 8 – Trip to New Orleans

This home movie captures scenes of the Brown family driving to then vacationing in New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 1930s. The family makes stops in Lake Charles and New Iberia as they drive to New Orleans, where they see farm workers harvesting sugar cane. In New Orleans, they spend time in the French Quarter, […]

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