Found Film: Fort Mills Corregidor Philippines US Army Base 1940’s

This is an 8mm color home movie taken in 1940 in the Philippines. The footage begins with the family outside their home. The film quickly cuts to the marketplace in the town. There are so many types of people coming to town to complete their business and errands. The footage then cuts to molten hot metal pouring (@1:20). Then, there are several shots of what appears to be a warehouse or factory and a train tunnel. As the film is coming to an end, we see native Philipino women weaving (@1:53) some colorful items. And, as the film starts with the daughter, the end is also of the young girl.

This film is part of a collection of home movies I purchased from a person on facebook. He is a picker and purchased them as part of the contents of a storage locker in Washington DC.

The films are all addressed to a Lt. G.H. Crawford. I have tried to do some research on who he was but have not collected much information.

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How did you digitize this film?

We are losing more history every day. The longer you wait to digitize that home movie of your grandparents at prom or your mom’s first car the more it degrades. I use the Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Film Reel Converter Scanner to digitize what you see here.

Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Film Reel Converter Scanner

Wolverine 8mm Super 8 Film Converter Scanner

It is easy to set up and operate and stores the files onto an SD card so you can quickly transfer files to your PC. If you have more than 10 films to scan this is definitely going to be cheaper than paying for someone to do it for you, and you’ll have the results quickly about 30 minutes scan time per standard 8mm reel.

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