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Essex, CT and India, 1951-1952--Dorothy Stebbins Bowles--home movies. Reel 20
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1951 – 1952
Can Descriptions
1951-1952: Essex/India/Essex Elsie Jackman, Ches, Holly, Tim Leaving for India Trip to India - Chamonix - Mt. Blanc Over India - Taj Mahal First party House, servants and families, servants' compound Picnic in Lodhi Park behind house Delhi Public School and activity on the road to school Sally - incredible dive Party for employees Vacation - Trivandrum S. India 1952 vacation, Essex: Tim, Ches, Holly, B, Hammie, John, Linda, Helenka, Ing, Bowie, Frannie, Nana, Doug, Pheobe Ann, Steb, Chet, Sam, Sally New York City Launching boat, sailing Essex Harbor Charlie Heckler. HH Humphrey
Family films of sailing and children playing in the yard at the family home in Essex, Connecticut, and the family activities in India.
Viewing Notes
A toddler (Tim) walking in the yard. A woman (Elsie Jackman) watches him. Holly and Chester with Tim and a couple dogs. Sally and Sam get in the car with Chet. The car drives off. Leaving for India: Chester and Holly load luggage into a car. A group of people (children, adults, and dogs) in the driveway loading cars and talking to each other. Arrive at the airport with luggage. Family on the tarmac ready to get on the plane. France: Street in Europe (Chamonix – Mt. Blanc), pan up to mountains. Sam and Sally on the sidewalk with Chet and another man. Alps. India: Taj Mahal shot from the window of a plane. Indian staff set up chairs on the lawn. Chet, Sam, and Sally walk out onto the patio while the Indian men continue to move chairs. (Dark footage) of people in an outdoor hall/courtyard. Chet and Sam in the backyard. Sally and Sam swimming. Sally does a headstand and flips off the diving board. Sam playing tennis with some Indian boys. Family picnicking in the park. “Delhi Public School” sign. People on bikes and an Indian family in a horse drawn car. Chet and Sally on a bike. An Indian woman walks by with a bundle balanced on her head. Indian construction site: Men laying down bricks. Party in the backyard: Chet and Sally wearing yellow flower garlands. Large gathering of Indian families (men, women, and children). Shots of different families posing together. Public pool: Children’s swim meet. Children swimming and people in the crowd. Chet and other European men in a parking lot. One man wearing many flower leis. Backyard: People throw flower pedals at the man. Dorothy comes up to him and drops pedals on his head and greets him with a kiss. Sally and Sam in school practice bowing. Chet with Indian army. Construction site. Chet talks with and shakes men’s hand with tractors and trucks in the background. Vacation in Kerala: Sally, Sam, and Chet on the coast by a lighthouse. They all walk toward the camera. Family on the beach. Chet in the ocean. Pan of the coast and palm trees. United States: Sally and Sam on the deck of an ocean liner with the harbor and New York City in the background. Essex: Naked toddler (Tim) in an inflatable pool in the backyard. Holly with a baby (Nathaniel) in the yard. Nathaniel playing in the pool with Tim. Sam sprays them with the hose. Two naked toddlers (Tim and John) play in the pool while Holly and Barb watch. Chester fixes a sail in the yard. Hamilton (Barbara’s husband) moves a baby basket. Barb with a crying baby (Linda). Chester in a sail boat. Barb, Hamilton, Chester, and Holly sailing. Boats in the harbor. Family on a small walking bridge looking down at the camera (filming from a boat). Ada and Frannie in the yard. Family in the backyard – kids playing and adults sitting and talking. Launching a boat out of the boat house. Chet with guests by the house. Boats in the harbor. Tim and Nathaniel in life vests playing on the pier. [End of Reel]
Sailing, Travel
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