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1) 2925.0012_F16
16mm film; [250']; Silent; b&w
2) nhf-2925_0012-Uncompressed 10-bit.mov
[Reid Family--home movies] Reel 12
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circa 1933
Can Descriptions
World Fair 1933-34 - Denver & Rio Grande 1933
Donor-supplied Notes
Chicago Fair, Denver + Rio Grande scenery, 1933-1934
Viewing Notes
Chicago skyline. Shot of the World’s Fair grounds from the air. City skyline and surrounding area. The Shedd Aquarium and the Field’s Museum. The Belgian Village exhibit. A log fort (replica of Fort Dearborn). A train engine. A Union Pacific Railroad train. Shots of other trains. A blimp flying over a train. A train car with ‘BALTo 8 OHIO R. R. CO.’ written on the side. Panning shots of trains and engines. Engine: ‘The Royal Scot’. A “historical” reenactment of periods of US history: A man dressed in robes gestures at a line of people on horseback, dressed as Native Americans. A horse drawn sledge. Two people carry a dead deer on a pole. People in American frontier period dress in wagons, fighting with the people dressed as Native Americans. People in 18th century dress on horseback. Dancers on a boat. Other performers. A stage coach. A steamship. A boat on wheels with dancers, men in top hats and women in ball gowns. A sailing ship. A horse drawn wagon with: ‘Balto 8 Ohio Railroad Pioneer’ on the side. A steam engine pulling a wagon. A coal fired engine pulling a line of carriages. Train engines. Reenactment of driving the spike at Promontory Summit. A miniature car. Early automobiles. An early airplane. A European style village, with the sign ‘The Limehouse District’. A drummer wearing a kilt. A performing monkey. A group of Native Americans performing a dance for spectators. Trains. Landscape filmed from a moving train. The moving train seen as it goes around a bend, through a canyon. A bridge over the canyon. Shots of the river. Mountains. Two trains passing each other. The train going through a gorge. Shots of the train. Shots of the river. The train going through the ‘Moffat Tunnel’. [End of Reel]
Donor-supplied Notes
Can #5 Chicago World Fair, 1933-1934 Chicago skyline from Adler Planetarium Views of fair grounds from sky-tower platform Modern Delaware & Hudson locomotive; old one Chicago & Northwestern locomotive Locomotive of Baltimore & Ohio "Capitol Ltd" The "Royal Scot" Scenes in the Belgium Village Fort Dearborn views The Lincoln Group The "General", famous Civil War engine "Number 9" and cars of Union Pacific train Two Burlington engine and first R.R. mail car "Number 999" (112 1/2 m.p.h., long world record) Scenes from WINGS OF A CENTURY, travel pageant DENVER & RIO GRANDE RAILROAD, 1933-1934 Freight engines between Denver and Colorado Spings Pike's Peak Approaching the Royal Gorge The famous hanging bridge Highway bridge overhead Canyon and Arkansas River Snow-covered mountains near Tennessee Pass Freight engine approaching EASTBOUND Colorado Canyon between Glenwood Springs and Shoshone Large freight engine passing On the Moffatt Line-looking ahead etc. Gore Canyon and approaches to Moffatt Tunnel Entering west portal and emerging from east portal with snow on ground
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