Solon and Betty Bailey Collection
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Collection Date Range
1954 - 1966
Summary
The films begin with the wedding of Betty and Solon and continue with records of the children’s birthdays and Christmas times. The Christmas tree, stockings and opening of gifts with grandparents are shown. The films are full of the paraphernalia associated with childhood, model aeroplanes, peddle cars, pin wheels, paddling pools. James shoots at a red balloon with an air rifle. Specific events include costume parties and a sack race. There are snow scenes and beach scenes and some material has been accidentally double exposed. One scene depicts a cream colored MGA sportscar.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The films show the life of Betty and Solon and their young children Marguerite and James.
Genre(s)
Amateur
Subject(s)
Children, Sailboats, Coasts
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 12
Showing 1 - 10 of 12:
1) [Solon and Betty Bailey--home movies] Reel 1
Donor's notes (abridged - see collection folder): Large Reel #1. 1956 at Salter's Point in South Dartmouth, MA: Marguerite Bailey, the Watts and Gurneys, Salter's Point olympics; Salter...more
2) [Solon and Betty Bailey--home movies] Reel 2
Donor's notes (abridged - see collection folder): Large Reel #2. Late summer 1957: Salter's Point and Norwell; Fall 1957: Norwell; Christmas 1957: Bailey family; Winter 1958: Our house...more
3) [Solon and Betty Bailey--home movies] Reel 3
Donor's notes (abridged - see collection folder): Large Reel #3. Winter/Spring: Easter in Providence and Milton; Spring, Donkey Day, Fourth of July: Donkey Day at Milton Hoosic Club, Co...more
4) [Solon and Betty Bailey--home movies] Reel 4
Donor's notes (abridged - see collection folder): Large Reel #4. September 1960: James at 1 month, Copes' picnic (Solon and Marguerite), Perrys and Marguerite roller skating, snow fort...more
5) [Solon and Betty Bailey--home movies] Reel 5
Donor's notes (abridged - see collection folder): Large Reel #5. Winter 1962: Marguerite skating, visiting Emily Johnson in Danby, VT; Milton Hoosic Club holiday party; 1963 Easter: Gra...more
6) [Solon and Betty Bailey--home movies] Reel 6
Donor's notes (abridged - see collection folder): Large Reel #6. Spring 1963: Milton Hoosic Club follies, Marguerite's birthday in Norwell, James in Milton, our garden, Norwell spring;...more
7) [Solon and Betty Bailey--home movies] Reel 7
Donor's notes (abridged - see collection folder): Large Reel #7. 1964 Summer costume party at Salter's; double exposure - Pennsylania spring 1965?; 1965 Courtney's farm in PA; 1964 summ...more
8) [Solon and Betty Bailey--home movies] Reel 8
Donor's notes (abridged - see collection folder): Large Reel 'Salter's Group.' 1960: New Year's Eve: Friends of Betty and Solon Bailey at the home of Larry and Barbara Austin at Salter'...more
9) [Solon and Betty Bailey--home movies] Reel 9
Donor's notes: Wedding of Solon I. Bailey II and Mary Elizabeth Bullock, May 29, 1954. // Date code on film differs from donor's notes.more
10) [Solon and Betty Bailey--home movies] Reel 10
Donor's notes: Visit to the Swan Boats, Boston 1964.more
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