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Family; US soldiers on leave in Italy (color)

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

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.


Duration
00:08:23
Date
Event:  1945
Event:  1931
Locale
Italy
United States
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Metro Theatre Center Foundation
 
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:51:10
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