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Identifier:

  • E-34 (Source: Minnesota Historical Society Library Catalog )

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Raymond Dowidat

Esther Dowidat

Languages:

English

Length:

13 minutes

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Description:

"Filmed in 1939 by the town doctor, Cologne is a personalized portrait of a farming community that merited only a single sentence in the WPA’s 1938 guidebook to Minnesota: “COLOGNE (945 alt., 355 pop.) is a German community named for the ancient city on the Rhine.” Dr. Raymond Dowidat and his wife, Esther, arrived in 1937 for his first practice after internship, and the impulse for the film seems to have arisen from their desire to document Cologne before they moved on to his next position in Minneapolis." filmpreservation.org

Resources:

Further information can be found at, Minnesota Historical Society and National Film Preservation Foundation

Locations:

  • Cologne, MN (Filming)

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Minnesota Historical Society

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