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Family; US soldiers on leave in Italy (color)

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2020.209 | RG Number: RG-60.7162 | Film ID: 4500

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    Family; US soldiers on leave in Italy (color)


    Family footage, possibly around 1931 in the United States. House with a long driveway, a woman leans over the front porch railing to look at a car leaving the driveway. A well manicured lawn, with lots of flowers and stones. Couple walks into the garden. They talk. An older man sits on the porch. Another woman joins the couple in the garden. (2:36) A woman laughing and smiling presents a bouquet of flowers to the person behind the camera. (3:15) Woman stands and poses for the camera.

    (3:39) In color, four men in US Army uniforms and one in a suit walk out of a gate. They smile and pose for the camera. They explore the ruins (Pompeii?) in Italy. Two sailors smile and pose. (5:29) The royal palace of Caserta (grainy), large pool, surrounded by a gilded gate. In the distance is a grand building. People swim and sunbathe. Soldiers stand beside a waterfall. Soldiers pose in front of a fountain.

    (06:43) In black and white, the leaning tower of Pisa. Ornate detais at Piazza dei Miracoli. Soldier standing in front of double doors, dome. (7:38) US soldiers in an open jeep smile and shake hands with another soldier in front of the leaning tower of Pisa. Soldiers stand on the leaning tower of Pisa.
    Event:  1945
    Event:  1931
    United States
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Metro Theatre Center Foundation

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Metro Theatre Center Foundation
    Conditions on Use
    Contact the Metro Theatre Center Foundation in San Francisco, CA at for permission to reproduce and use this film material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Museum obtained digital copies of films from the collections of the Metro Theatre Center Foundation in February 2020.
    Handwritten note inside film canister: "1945 In Italy With The Army - Pompeii-Rome-Caserta - Eisenhower's HQ's-Leaning Tower of Pisa".
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    16mm bw and color
    Film Source
    Metro Theatre Center Foundation
    File Number
    Source Archive Number: 2018_0097_0001
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:58:58
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