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Butler, James F. Collection
1920 – 1940
Films show the young family and many friends of James F. Butler. First 100ft affected by camera malfunction (no loop in camera) which produces streaking effect. Activities include swimming and diving in pool and lakes, boating in canoes and motor launch, ice hockey. We see a new born baby (son of James Butler) brought home by car on wintry day. Family posing for locked off camera. Men posing with guns and instructing woman on how to aim a rifle. Scenes at The Choate School, Wallingford, CT, showing hockey game. Many different views of Niagara falls and shot of observation car traveling across. S.S. Queen Mary sailing. Large navy ships, White Fleet going through the Narrows, New York City. Shots of lumber yard, including long 360 degree pan.
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