5 Copies of This Film
1) 1521.0006_VHS
2) 1521.0006_IN3/4
3) 1521.0006_F16
16mm film; 250 ft.; Silent; b&w
4) 1521.0005-.0009_DVD
DVD; Unknown
5) nhf-1521_0006-nhf- Hiram Percy Maxim-Uncompressed 10-bit .mov
[Maxim--home movies] Reel 6
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Amateur footage. Content description for Can N6 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned.Cataloguer's notes. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 6: 17:23. Intertitle: 'The strand, take a look at London Traffic.' Buses, cars, lorry-truck. Varied vehicles. Male pedestrians. Buses with advertising at sides of tops. Men on foot. They have briefcases, umbrellas. Man on bike. Intertitle: 'St. Martin's in Fields.' 18:01. Large vehicle with advertising on fender, across front. Double-decker buses. One has open-air top. Horse-drawn wagon of commerce. Very large horse-drawn vehicle. Intertitle: 'Tower of London. One of the famous ravens.' Raven ensconced at top of park bench. Ladies sit on bench. People walking in area. Sitting man observes raven. Man at side points finger. Older woman smiles. Raven jumps down on ground. Screen intertitle: 'Now we're off for home. Waterloo Station. Leaving for Southampton'. 19:00. Man wheels luggage rack forward. Passengers, people walk about. Older woman with middle-aged man. Man carries box and briefcase. Older woman and middle-aged man. Intertitle: 'Two old friends unexpectedly appear-- Mrs. Henry Souther and Polly Souther.' Two women kiss, shake hands as a third looks on. One woman laughs, embraces the other. 20:00. Third woman gestures. She has papers in portfolio under her arm. Ocean liner in dock. Steel frame. Four-chimneyed ocean liner. Lesser boats, sailboat in dock. Couple lean aganinst railing on deck. Intertitle: 'Berengaria's huge deck.' Huge, roofed deck of 'Berengaria'. Woman, two men talk. They lean against deck railing. All three turn to face camera. Overhead shot of deck. Sailors swab, sweep deck surface. Intertitle: 'Steaming out the Solent'. 21:00. 'Solent' deck with cables, rigging, passengers. Man summons small dog for treat. Someone rolls game ring along deck. Intertitle: 'Here we are at sea again, homeward bound.' Cables, rigging of deck. Man, cloaked woman lean on deck railing. Intertitle: 'Berengaria's bow wave.' Foaming, churning surf. Ocean surface, surf swells. Intertitle: 'Mid Atlantic Again'. Ocean waves waxing angrier. 22:03. Swirling foam. It undulates, spreads out. Waves swell ominously. Deck of liner with its rigging. Passengers on deck. Men sit on wooden bench. Passengers playing ring-toss. 23:02. Overview of deck as liner continues voyage. Rigging, lifeboat. Railing of deck. Sailors on deck. Intertitle: 'The first sign of good old U.S.A.--the pilot boat off Ambrose Channel.' Ocean liner on water surface. Pilot boat wafts over waves. 24:02. Intertitle: 'Quarantine and the Mail boat.' Mail boat which iasabout a quarter size of the liner. Overhead view of deck of mail boat. Other boat adjacent to it. Intertitle: 'This little patrol boat circled around and around us. Why?' Quick shot of patrol boat on water surface. Screen intertitle: 'Last meeting of the radio party.' Two couples on deck of ship. Woman gestures as the four stand side by side. Screen intertitle: 'Polly and her pals.' 25:00. Three men and a woman on liner gangway. Man smokes using cigarette holder. Other man touches buddy under his chin. The four smile, talk. Man on extreme right doffs hat. Two other gents do same. Woman touches her hat. Intertitle: 'The newspaper men shoot and interview me.' Four men with cameras. Man positions camera for shooting. Man holding paper chews on snack. Intertitle: 'And finally-- Our glorious Statue of Liberty and home.' Very quick shot of New York harbor with Statue of Liberty. Intertitle: 'And that tells the story of our trip. We left New York April 1 and were back May 3. The End'. 'European Trip 1925. 3rd reel.'
Hiram Percy Maxim
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