Washington DC Arlington National Cemetery Mt Vernon Washington Tomb 1962 8mm Home Movie

Washington DC in this 1962 home movie is a different place than the one you visit today. No longer can you walk up to the White House and get a tour of the grounds. Filming your visit is not acceptable either. But in 1962 you could get lucky and see JFK or Jackie Kennedy, walking Charlie the family pet Welsh terrier on the north lawn.

Not much has changed at Arlington National. The tomb of the unknown is still guarded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and in any weather by Tomb Guard sentinels.

A visit to Washington DC would not be complete without a trip out to Mt. Vernon to pay your respects to Mr. Washington himself. The marble sarcophagus that the body of General Washington now sits just inside the iron gates. After visiting our first President take a walk along the
Potomac River and the view that inspired our first President.

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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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