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16mm film; [250 ft.]; Silent; b&w
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BetaCamSP; Silent
[Maine Sea Coast Mission--home movies] reel 5
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1929 – 1930
The first Macy's parade was in 1924. Views of what appears to be the beginning/staging area of the Macy's parade. Shots of men dressed up as wooden soldiers, shots of people wearing animal mask heads, double decked buses in the background, a large wagon with a fabric sleeve that is letting out helium balloons to great excitement of the crowd, and the usual large helium balloons, including a turkey being held down by handlers. It appears there are many costumed people selling helium balloons, or they are part of the parade, holding huge clusters of the balloons. A band leads the way for the helium turkey. Other floats wait in line to start the parade. Underexposed shots of four people standing on a street, probably in Rothenburg, Germany. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany, well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world. In the Middle Ages, it was an Imperial Free City. Two men stand outside one of the buildings. the Americans stand outside the Wilhelm Boeiller goldsmith store in the old town, then visit other areas of the old city. Scenic views through doorways, etc. the group visits a more rural area, including a visit to a garden, and view of a hotel [?] offering horse-drawn carriage rides with men in traditional Bavarian costume. Views of a woman washing clothes in the canal that runs by the front of their home. Shots of women hanging clothes nearby. Views of men and boys walking in the town in traditional Bavarian clothing [Oberammergau?]. Various shots in the village, with two young girls with a wagon of fresh flowers to sell. A woman and her friends wave to the camera from a terrace and then walk down a dirt road. On a scenic overlook overlooking a river. Views of a woman dancing for the camera. Mostly underexposed views of the tourists in a forest by a lake, sitting by trees and children walking in the forest. Oberammergau is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria, Germany. The town is famous for its production of a Passion Play and its woodcarvers.
Parades, Travel
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