Tag: Crawford Collection


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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Found Film: 1930’s Philippines Fort Mills

This is an 8mm home movie film from the 1930’s Philippines. It starts with black and white footage of a hotel followed by scenes from a market. There are also lots of views of the city itself from the hotels, which looks to be a cinema and the city transportation bus.

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Found Film: Rocky Mountains 1930’s Colorado Milner Pass

This is an 8mm home movie film taken in the Rocky Mountains 1930’s. The film starts with a young man feeding a chipmunk on a stone. The film then pans to a scenic view of trees and surrounding mountains. In one shot, you can see a tiny car pass on the road far below. Now, mom and girl feed the chipmunks. The Milner’s Pass Sign allows identifying the location. Next, we see a cathedral and some city scenes. And, we end with the young girl with Shirley Temple curls talking to an older woman. However, the cuteness level hits a high as the little girl shows off her doll.

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