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Touring Italy: horse race; cathedral

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.0184 | Film ID: 4349

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    Touring Italy: horse race; cathedral

    Overview

    Description
    "The Palio at Siena" Attending the horse race in Siena. HAS of riders dressed in elaborate costumes, marching band on streets. Crowd, balloons. Interiors, ceremony. Large crowd in square. 01:01:55 (switches to color). Procession of riders into the stadium, horses, flag-waving. Costumes represent the different city wards. 01:03:55 (switches to black and white) The cermony proceeds, including elaborate floats. Horse racing. Flag-waving.

    "The Cathedral at Orvieto" (color) VAR, EXT of the cathedral. 01:06:51 "The Ponte Vecchio at Florence" (color) Scenic views of homes along the river in Florence. 01:07:28 "San Marino The Oldest and Smallest Republic in the World" (black and white) Roman buildings built into the hillside in the enclave of San Marino. Cathedral. Mountains. "Venice The New Entrance" Road with one truck. Man dressed in white directs traffic. Pan of four-story building "Officina Autorizzata". Bridge over the canal in venice, boats, tourist views. Train. 01:10:22 "St Mark's Square" (color) St. Mark's Basilica and clocktower on Piazza San Marco in Venice. "A Funeral on the Grand Canal" (black and white) Funeral procession along the canal, flowers, clergy, coffin on decorated gondola, proceeds along the Grand Canal. Cafe. 01:14:07 "The Dolomites" Mountains, pine trees, lake. KODAK.
    Duration
    00:15:01
    Date
    Event:  1937
    Locale
    Florence, Italy
    Venice, Italy
    Siena, Italy
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Ann Major
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: Ralph H. Major
    Biography
    Ralph H. Major, MD (1884-1970) was an American doctor from Kansas City, Missouri teaching medicine at the University of Munich in the 1930s. His children, Ralph Jr. (b. 1920) and John (b. 1924), attended a boarding school in Marquartstein, Germany during the time. His wife Margaret (b. 1891) and daughter Virginia (b. 1926) visited them in Europe in the summers of 1933, 1934 and 1937. Major captured several reels of 16mm film of Albania and Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Belgium, and England.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Color
    Black & White
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4349 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal - Kodachrome
      Master 4349 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal - Kodachrome
      Master 4349 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal - Kodachrome
      Master 4349 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal - Kodachrome

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Conditions on Use
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum places no restrictions on use of this material. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this film footage.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Ann Major contributed her grandfather's film collection for study and analysis to Snowden Becker's graduate level seminar on home movies at the University of California at Los Angeles in Spring 2016. Ms. Becker contacted the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's film archivist about Major's home movies of Europe and Ms. Major then donated 18 of the 42 original 16mm films to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in November 2016.
    Note
    Original paper in can: Siena - Palio - San Marino- Orvieto (color) - Florence, Ponte Vecchio (color) - Venice - Entrance (garage) - St Marks Square (color) - Funeral - Dolomites - Lago di Carezza
    Film Source
    Ms. Ann Major
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:06:48
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