Dupree Blankenship home movie collection, HM-46 to HM-61 (hm-bla_0025)

Georgia Home and Amateur Movies
Dupree Blankenship home movie collection, HM-46 to HM-61 (hm-bla_0025)
Blankenship, H. C.
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Blankenship, H. C.--Travel
Blankenship family
May Day
Lakes--Georgia--Union County
Camera operators
Toy guns
Thanksgiving Day
Family vacations
Church buildings
Central business districts
Amateur films--Georgia
United States, Georgia, 32.165622, -82.900075
United States, Georgia, Union County, 34.83401, -83.9907558
Moving images
Black slug. Segment one: Family gathering, 0:11. A girl is doing her hair. Adults stand next to a table that has cups and an empty punch bowl on it. Children play with balloons. Children walk between two boys in a circle outside. They play ring around a rosie. Black slug. Segment two: May Day, 1:45. People are recognized in what looks to be a ceremony. Children play on seesaws in the sand. Older children do a maypole dance while a crowd watches. Children play on a slide. Children and adults admire cactus flowers. Segment three: Lake Winfield Scott, 4:17. A young girl plays with a stick and string while in front of a bench. Black slug. Views of trees and flowers. Driving down a dirt road through nature. Family members wave at the camera while exploring a creek. A lake is shown in the middle of some heavily wooded mountains. Horseback riding on a dirt trail. There is a swimming area and a slide in the lake. The young girl dances for the camera, then rides a horse. Sign: "Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area." Car ride along a road. Black slug. Segment four: Get together, 8:16. A boy walks outside with his mom and a basket. People are dressed up and leaving the house. Inside the house the family relaxes together. Two boys play around in the yard outside. The adults talk to each other while the boys play. A woman with a camera takes a photograph of the video camera operator. Black slug. A boy plays outside with a lawn mowing machine. A boy plays in the yard with a kite. Family members get out of cars and walk toward the house. Segment five: Family gathering, 11:34. Birds fly over an empty dirt road. A horse pulled wagon rides down the street. Family members greet each other as they get out of cars. A young boy plays with a dog that is as big as him. A truck drives down the street with a lot of passengers in the bed. A boy climbs up to the roof as family members admire the flowers in the yard. Different family members interact and enjoy each other's company. A boy cuts the grass. Black slug. Segment six: Baby, 13:32. A baby pulls herself along the floor with trouble due to the cast on her leg. A boy plays with the baby. Family members chat together. A woman drinks milk while preparing stuff in the kitchen. The family arrives together at church, along with other people. Black slug. Segment seven: Christmas, 16:38. A toddler rips open wrapping paper on presents. Other family members skirt the outside edge of the screen with presents in their laps. A Christmas tree can be seen as well. People open presents and play with toys. Black slug. Segment eight: Home, 19:37. The house is shown from across the yard. There is a sign: "THE BLANKENSHIPS" in the yard. A brick path winds around the yard. A cat lounges by a dog and near a fountain. A girl pets the dog in the yard. Family members walk around their house and yard. Flower beds are shown. Black slug. Segment nine: Halloween parade, 22:34. People walk in a crowd over railroad tracks. They are following a car and riding bikes. Kids are dressed up in costumes. Back at the house. Black slug. Segment ten: Flowers, 24:33. Sign: "EVERYONE IS MOST WELCOME HERE ANY DAY OF THE YEAR, EXCEPT THOSE WHO CUT OR BREAK FLOWERS OR SCIONS. THEY ARE NEVER WELCOME." A woman shows off flowers for the camera. A boy sniffs a large flower. Women look at large flower bushes. Black slug. Segment eleven: Baby, 26:41. A mother holds her baby and feeds it baby food and a bottle. The baby cries a lot. They put the baby in the crib and whenever someone tries to reach in the dog jumps up at them. Various family members hold the baby and talk to it. Black slug. Segment twelve: Christmas, 30:34. A toddler holds a teddy bear as big as she is. A dad and boy play with toy guns. Empty and unwrapped boxes are all over the room. Family members watch while others open presents. The little girl tries on her new dress and drinks out of a toy cup. The boy pretends to be a cowboy with his holster. A parent and child walk down the sidewalk in town. A train travels down the railroad in the middle of town. People are walking around. A Christmas parade is happening across the railroad tracks. There is a marching band, a tank, and other cars. Black slug. Segment thirteen: First birthday, 34:27. It is the baby's first birthday, and she is sitting in a high chair with a cake. An older boy stands behind her. She eats the cake some, but mostly plays with it. The baby walks around the house in a dress while people watch. Black slug. Blurred windows. Toddler is dressed up in a pink dress and plays with a hoop. Black slug. Segment fourteen: Parade and celebration, 38:20. A car is leading another parade through the main downtown area. It goes by the train station and right in front of the camera. The children are wearing masks and Halloween costumes. Black slug. Segment fifteen: Family, 39:05. A boy is dressed up in a suit and talking to the camera. The baby is in her crib smiling while holding a bottle. Later, the family is sitting down for a large meal that looks to be Thanksgiving dinner. The baby is in her crib smiling while holding a bottle. There are various scenes of her holding her bottle and lying down. Black slug. Segment sixteen: Vacation, 41:32. Women stand outside looking out onto a large river as the camera pans across it. Children play on the swing set. Family members chat together and catch up. Family photos are taken in nice clothes. Food is laid out on a long table over a covering and people help themselves. Toddlers walk around. The parking lot is full of many vehicles. Black slug. More scenes of the family eating together at their picnic. Black slug. Segment seventeen: Around town, 43:48. Women and girls walk out of church in long white dresses. People walk around the parking lot and by the church in their Easter best. There are a lot of cars parked everywhere. Segment eighteen: Baby, 44:29. The baby girl is exploring a pumpkin that is more than half her size. Her brother takes it from her, but she keeps paying attention to it. He then picks her up and holds her on the pumpkin. She cries, and then is given a snack. A woman walks around a flower bush outside of a house. Black slug. Segment nineteen: House, 46:40. The camera pans across a kitchen with empty shelves and a refrigerator. A man lies down in a reclining chair. A large home-cooked meal is spread out over a table by the kitchen. A woman pets a dog while sitting on a couch. A bird alternates between landing on her head and on a lamp. A boy laughs as a bird sits on an adult's glasses. A woman waters the plants in her landscaping outside the house. A bird digs around in a potted plant. They are feeding birds on the porch. Segment twenty: Around town, 49:19. The downtown landscape is shown. A wall of a building strip is painted with "SIMS FOOD STORE." Black slug.
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Original Collection:
H.C. Blankenship and John Scott home movie collection, circa 1936-1967
Holding Institution:
Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection