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When the Frost Is On the Punkin (, 1955)

Film treatment of the poem "When the Frost Is On the Punkin" by James Whitcomb Riley. Intertitles with text from the poem are interspersed among images that match the themes and content of the poem. The scenes include shots of harvest work, fall scenery, turkeys, and pumpkins.

Watch: via the G.R.A.M.C. Film Library

Why Do Oysters Perspire? (Sidney Shurcliff , 1937)

Watch: via Northeast Historic Film

Why Whales? (Robbins Barstow , 1992)

"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

Watch: via A/V Geeks (Archive.org)

Wilderness Alps of Stehekin, The (David Brower, 1960)

"A story of the natural wilderness, people, and mountains 200 miles from the sea, the wilderness alps of Stehekin in the North Cascade country. Brought into its scenic grandeur through the ages never the same, yet not to be changed by man. There are the wild gardens and glaciers high above the sea but far below the icecaps on Mt. Rainier, from time preceding us. A beautiful, relaxing retreat with a narration to be remembered for its refreshing call to the wilderness" PSA Journal, Nov. 1960, 42.

Watch: Via The Sierra Club

With Notebook in Hand (Frank L. Kreznar, 1959)

"Edited film is the story of the Kreznar family vacation to Florida created by Frank Kreznar, an award winning amateur filmmaker and engineer. The youngest daughter is instructed by a teacher to keep a notebook of her experiences in Florida which include visiting a Florida visitor center, setting up camp in a park, watching a water skiing performance, visiting a marine animal park where they watch a dolphin show, touring the Everglades on an air powered boat, riding on a glass bottom boat, viewing bird and animal wildlife and swimming at a beach. Sound is the daughter's narration of their experiences," via the Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.

Watch: With Notebook in Hand Clip 1

Watch: With Notebook in Hand Clip 2

Wooden Face of Totonicapan (Ralph E. Gray, 1942)

"“Wooden Face of Totonicapan” is a [1942] color film covering the art of making wooden masks in Totonicapan, Guatemala. The film was made under the auspices of the "Good Neighbor" film project, run by the Office of the Co-Ordinator of Inter-American Affairs in New York as part of the WWII war effort. It was produced by Ralph E. Gray." Periscope Film.

Watch: via Periscope Film, Archive.org

Work and Contemplation (Kenneth F. Space, 1941)

"On college student work campers from the Hartwick Seminary and the farmers' cooperative movement in Cooperstown." National Archives.

Watch: via National Archives

World of ‘68 (Charles Braverman, 1969)

Produced by Pyramid Films, the film was originally shown on the Smothers brothers comedy hour television program and is a kinestasis film using kaleidoscopic views of still pictures to summarize the year 1968 (Archive.org).

Watch: World of '68 via Archive.org

World Through a View Finder, The (Part I) (Edwin Mayer)

"This amateur film captures Edwin and Minnie Mayer’s worldwide adventure across Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe in the 1950s. This segment documents stops in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Malaysia" Texas Archive of the Moving Image.

Watch: via Texas Archive of the Moving Image

World Through a View Finder, The (Part II) (Edwin Mayer)

"This amateur film captures Edwin and Minnie Mayer’s worldwide adventure across Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe in the 1950s. This segment documents stops in Thailand, India, Egypt, Greece, Vatican City, Italy, the Netherlands, and England" Texas Archive of the Moving Image.

Watch: via Texas Archive of the Moving Image

XVIth Olympiad: Melbourne, Australia, 1956 (H. Lee Hansen, 1956)

Documentary covering the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.

Watch: via UC San Diego Library

XVth Olympic Games: Helsinki, Finland, 1952 (H. Lee Hansen, 1952)

"Olympic summer games Helsinki, Finland, 1952." UC San Diego Library.

Watch: via UC San Diego Library

Yes, Lucy (, 1948)

"After a day of domestic squabbling, an imposing wife and bumbling husband have their furniture appraised. When two men show up as assessors the confusion begins, ultimately giving the husband a chance to prove himself." Chicago Film Archives

Watch: chicagofilmarchives.org

Ymir and the Yankee Girl Gold Mine (Lester G. Morrell, 1940)

"The town of Ymir and the nearby Yankee Girl gold mine. [COLOUR:] Mining concentrator building (with aerial tramway) beside the Salmo River. Mine site, high on mountainside; buildings; small electric train of ore cars; dumping tailings on hillside; dumping ore into aerial tramway; tramway buckets descending very steep hillside to concentrator, and emptying into hopper there. B&W: interior shots (some dark): ore on conveyor belt; refining processes [cyanidation and flotation]; etc. COLOUR: bridge across river for ore cars. B&W: interior of assay office; staff with instruments, performing tests, etc. COLOUR: May Day celebrations: baseball game; rock-drilling contest; presentation of prizes; May Queen pageant and crowning; children maypole dancing." (BC Archives)

The extant reel concludes with footage from elsewhere in the Kootenay Lake Region (Kootenay Lake, Nelson and Kettle Falls), which seems unrelated to the Ymir and... title. This item was part of an apparent series assembled by Morrell under the overall title British Columbia Sketches. Since the series title precedes the item title as shown above, this film was described by the BC Archives as British Columbia Sketches : [reel 8].

Watch: Edited excerpt from Ymir and the Yankee Girl Gold Mine

You and Me (Paul Newell , 1970)

"This collaborative student film follows a confused young man throughout his day, as he navigates various environments (church, neighborhood streets, parties, etc), never seeming to fit in. Beatles songs featured prominently throughout." Chicago Film Archives

Watch: chicagofilmarchives.org

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