Category: Home Movies


Found Film: US Navy Fleet Problem XVII May 1936 Home Movie

Fleet Problem XVII took place off the west coast of the U.S., Central America, and the Panama Canal Zone in the spring of 1936. It was a five-phase exercise devoted to preparing the fleet for anti-submarine operations, testing communications systems, and training of aircraft patrol squadrons for extended fleet operations, and pitted the Battle Force against the submarine-augmented Scouting Force.

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Farm Life

Found Film: American Farm Life 1940s

This home movie has a family on the farm in the 1940s taking shots of plowing the ground, feeding the pigs, and much more.

Grandma rough housing with the little girl, made me chuckle. I also love the color the Kodak Kodachrome film has, it make everything look magical!

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Baby Pushing a Stroller

Found Film: Fort Amador Panama Navy Family 1936 8mm Home Movie

This is an 8mm home movie of a Navy family stationed in Panama at Fort Amador in 1936. The box says “The 1st film of Baby 6 months 1936”. What a life to be born into, traveling across the world. Not many people in the 1930’s traveled more than a few hundred miles from where they were born. This little baby traveled halfway around the globe before its first birthday.

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