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The Ladies Travel South, 1928--Edward Farrington Abbott--home movies. Reel 2
Jacksonville, Miami, St, Florida
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Travel scenes from Florida towns. NHF cataloguer's notes, 1/96: (12 min.) Alligator and ostrich farm. Alligators sliding down slides, creeping through shadows. Ostriches running toward camera. Boy riding ostrich. Monkey. 'Farewell Jacksonville off through the jungle arriving at the gates of St. Augustine.' Shack with laundry fluttering in wind. Bridges. Windows. Ponce de Leon monument. Fountain. Open air structure. Horse and buggy. Palm trees. 'Onward to Daytona friends from Auburn, Maine meet us.' Beach layered with waves. Beach cottages. People in distance in ocean waves. Plantation. Orange groves. Women waving. Women picking and eating oranges. 'At home at the Anessa Hotel.' Shot of hotel. 'At Ormand Beach we kodaked John D. Rockefeller's winter home and gardens.' Shot of large mansion, exceeds frame of picture. Gardens. 'Traveling south we find wild cranes fill the woods.' Cranes(?) in trees. Bridge structure. 'Indian River country.' Trees, ocean. 'Palm Beach Hotel 'the breakers.'' Road lined with people. 'Land boom city.' Deserted city. 'Typical land boom gates.' Structure with unusual architecture. 'Miami port.' 'Out to Coral Gables we lunch at golf club.' Tables--empty, in courtyard, tablecloths blowing in wind.