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El Volcan Parícutin

Date produced: 1951

Filmmaker(s):

Harold Lincoln Thompson

Description:

"This extraordinary silent 16mm home movie was shot by Dr. Harold L. Thompson, and shows the eruption of the Paricutin volcano. It likely dates towards the end of the volcanic eruption in the early 1950s." Periscope Film.


Tomato Fruit Setting

Date produced: 1964

Filmmaker(s):

Victor Brown

Description:

"How tomatoes change from blossom to fruit -- Frame by frame shots of tomato blossom giving birth to tomato -- Care of tomato plants." UC San Diego Library.


Memories of the New York World’s Fair

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Frank Pezzano

Description:

"The film, titled 'Memories of the New York World's Fair' by filmmaker Frank J. Pezzano documents the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Pezzano edited the film and included hand-drawn and typed intertitles identifying the various locations and activities he filmed." Archives Center, National Museum of American History.


Hudson Guild Farm

Date produced: 1943

Filmmaker(s):

Robbins Barstow


Everyone’s Coming to the Guild!

Date produced: 1943

Filmmaker(s):

Robbins Barstow

Description:

"Barstow created this depiction of the Hudson Guild, a community center in Manhattan's Chelsea District, while a "Boys' Group Worker" at the Hudson Guild Neighborhood House." Via Vimeo upload.


Building of “Conny”, The

Date produced: 1975

Filmmaker(s):

Robbins Barstow

Description:

"In 1975, Connecticut made the sperm whale its official state animal, as a symbol of conservation. The following year, a group of volunteers from the Connecticut Cetacean Society spent over 5,000 hours building a life-size, 60-foot, ferro-cement model of a male sperm whale, on the grounds of the Children's Museum in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Director of the project was Robbins Barstow, who filmed this dramatic, home-made documentary." Archive.org


Whalewatching Adventures in Baja California

Date produced: 1986

Filmmaker(s):

Robbins Barstow

Description:

"In January 1986, Dr. Robbins Barstow of Wethersfield, Connecticut, filmed a two-week cruise circumnavigating Mexico's Baja Peninsula. The trip included close encounters with seven different species of cetaceans -- Gray, Humpback, Bryde's, and Blue Whales, three kinds of dolphins, and giant elephant seals." Archive.org


Why Whales?

Date produced: 1992

Filmmaker(s):

Robbins Barstow

Description:

"In October 1992, Connecticut Folksinger Donald Sineti visited Heidelberg, Germany, with global whale advocate Dr. Robbins Barstow, to sing for whales in a German-American cultural exchange program. Enjoy song concerts in castles, campus, city streets, and countryside." Archive.org


Signs of the Times

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith

Description:

Short film showing shots of various neon signs at nighttime.


Santa’s Village

Date produced: 1964

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith

Description:

"A tour of the California theme park." Center for Home Movies.


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