Dupree Blankenship home movie collection, HM-62 to HM-74 (hm-bla_0026)

Georgia Home and Amateur Movies
Dupree Blankenship home movie collection, HM-62 to HM-74 (hm-bla_0026)
Blankenship, H. C.
Date of Original:
Blankenship, H. C.--Travel
Blankenship family
Living rooms
African Americans
Central business districts
Birthday parties
Abandoned buildings
Passenger trains
Cub Scouts
Football players
School buses
School buildings
Domestic animals
Church buildings
Church attendance
Signs and signboards
Dinners and dining
Architecture, Domestic
Railroad stations
Central of Georgia Railway
Toy guns
Lawn mowers
Amateur films--Georgia
United States, Georgia, 32.165622, -82.900075
United States, Georgia, Wilkinson County, Gordon, 32.886191, -83.333588
Moving images
Black slug. Segment one: Family at home, 0:06. Family is sitting together in the family room on couches, while a boy plays with a dog. They have moved slightly and not the dad and the boy are playing with the dog. An older woman holds the dog. Segment two: Around town, 1:00. People are walking around a parking lot next to some buildings. Occasionally cars drive by. A woman in a long skirt meets another woman getting out of her car and they walk over to a work man and a trailer. The women go inside the trailer. A flagpole by some other buildings is shown by a yellow stop sign. The women are still by the trailer. Cars drive down the street and park by a brick building that may be the post office. A group of African American people are dressed up and parked together by some building downtown. Black slug. Segment three: At Home, 2:56. Two men walk around the woods by the house. Other family members look at all of the beautiful flowers in the garden. A young boy is dressed up and outside with the rest of the family. He poses outside with an Easter basket full of eggs. His mom takes pictures of him. Everyone is outside watching him count his eggs and taking pictures in front of trees. A woman holds a very young baby and poses for pictures while the boy plays around. People play with the pets before going into the house. Black slug. Segment four: Baby, 5:09. A baby girl lies in a crib propped up on pillows. A boy, presumably her brother, plays with her while on a couch. Black slug. Segment five: Birthday party, 5:56. Children are gathered around a table where a girl is opening birthday presents. On the table there is a bowl of punch, a cake, and other decorations and dishes. After she finished they all lounge around the room drinking the punch. Her presents are spread out on the table. Segment six: Abandoned building, 7:23. The camera explores an abandoned brick building. A red truck is parked nearby, although no people are visible. Segment seven: Television, 7:46. The screen is primarily black, but a television screen can be seen intermittently. People are sitting on a couch watching and walking around. Segment eight: Family pets, 8:25. A dachshund runs around the yard. Two dogs chase each other around the house. Black slug. Segment nine: Outside, 8:55. The camera view is blurry, but a lot of trees can be made out and a plain building that looks like a church. In a different area, with the blurry view, trees can be seen lining a road. Somewhere along the road there is a house and a stop sign. Black slug. Segment ten: Transportation, 10:36. There is a train, number 349 that has two flags on the front of the engine. A couple of people stand looking into cars on the road. On a farm, a horse turns a machine which slices bamboo. There is a fire that is being used to do something in the woods. People gather around and drink. Black slug. Segment eleven: Flowers, 12:18. An older woman sits by a pink flower bush. Flower bushes along the side of a house are shown. Neighbor children walk their dog down the street. More flowerbeds are shown. Some visiting family go outside to leave and stand petting the dog. Visitors walk down the stairs of the house and walk together outside. A close up of a flower is shown. Black slug. Segment twelve: Visitors, 14:06. Men and women stand outside talking together and doing something in the shadows. A boy plays with the dog. Black slug. Segment thirteen: Snow, 15:21. Although the view from the camera is not good, snow can be made out on the ground in between cars. A boy rolls around and slides in the snow. Another one shows the camera snowball. Many different wintry scenes, especially children playing in the snow, are shown. All of the people are very bundled up. Cars are covered in snow. Segment fourteen: Parade, 16:49. Cars drive down the street with people in them. People march down the road. Horses pull carts in the parade. A band with drums and marchers leads the way. There is also a sign: "Cub Scouts" on a car ahead of the local cub scouts. Football players run down the road with their helmets on. Horses prance. Girls with batons walk down the road. It gets difficult to see what else is happening in the parade. Black slug. Segment fifteen: Birthday party, 18:27. A boy sits behind a table with a cake on it. He is trying to blow out the last candle and laughs when he cannot. A light is on the table so that they can get good pictures. He then goes outside and is dressed up in a suit playing with a dachshund. Lots of different flowers and plants are shown. Some are displayed by an older lady. A group walks through the garden area. The boy holds some of the flowers in his hands. A large group of people who are dressed up walk around the flowers. Black slug. Segment sixteen: Snow, 21:25. It is snowing very hard outside, but the ground is not yet covered in snow. The camera pans around the street, yard, and house showing everywhere that it is snowing. Cars in town are starting to get covered by the snow. Some businessmen walk around in it. Now the ground is beginning to be covered and some men are throwing snowballs. Many dressed up adults stand under the cover of a building. The person with the camera drives around the neighborhood to show all of the snow. Everything is covered in at least a half inch of snow except for the roads. House after house and building after building have snow all over them. People in front of a house are making snowmen. Everything in sight has snow on it, even tree branches. Back inside, people are warmed in front of a fire. Black slug. Segment seventeen: Family, 24:22. A woman places a bowl on the kitchen table. Outside, she tends to her flowers. A man joins her in tending to the plants. A boy comes outside onto the porch with a toy and looks at the camera. The family walks down the sandy driveway from the car to the house. The inside of the house is shown before they walk to another house. Segment eighteen: School, 25:41. A school bus is parked next to a school building with a lot of windows. The camera shows the school from the road. The building that looks like a gymnasium has the letters "WCHS" on the side. A newer school building is shown in the middle of a large dirt lot with some cars parked outside of it. Segment nineteen: Fall scenes, 26:08. Fall scenes are shown from the top of a hill. Down the street, some leaves can be seen changing colors. Out over a white fence more changing leaves can be seen. A road and then a lake with trees change colors. Various fall scenes are shown. The sun is setting with trees silhouetted against the sun. Trees are shown in a neighborhood, but the leaves are not changing much. The bushes in front of the house are still green. Only a few trees on the road are yellow. Cars drive down the neighborhood road. Black slug. Segment twenty: Outside activities, 28:32. Two family members have a picnic at a table on the side of the road. A boy plays with a cat outside of a barn. A dressed up family gets out of their cars to visit friends and family. A boy cries at the back of a car. The women chat with each other next to the cars. The whole group commingles together. There is a table with birthday cake and other food spread out on it. The family gathers around the table to get food and eat. They have chairs spread out for people to sit on. A boy sits on a bench drinking a soda bottle that is half his size. After they have all eaten, they open cards and presents. Two boys try to roll a barrel across the yard, while other family members climb a ladder up a tree. A man walks around the house to the door and is followed by children running after him. He walks out over to the camera. People come out of the house after him. Another man is smoking a cigar and leaning on a car. They carry chairs out of the house. Other things are brought out of the house as well. Children play by the cars and smile for the camera. Black slug. Segment twenty-one: Family time, 34:47. A boy has a bird on his shoulder and is sitting on a family member's lap. The bird hops between the two of them. Black slug. Chickens walk around a yard. Some cows stand by a tree in a field. The camera pans up to the sky. A woman walks outside to some flowers. Family members are sitting in chairs outside playing with a piece of wood. A boy sits on top of a truck, while his grandfather sweeps out the bed. Children play on a swing set. A couple works in a flowerbed. Women talk to each other over a fence. The bird is shown some more as the people sit on a porch. Segment twenty-two: Nature and houses, 37:17. The camera pans around a stony area. The car is parked off to the side of a dirt road so they can explore the rocks. From the side of a different road, the camera pans around the area. People talk with each other before going onto a screened in porch. At a different house, they walk around the garden some and an African American woman who works in the house walks in. People walk in and out of buildings. Many dressed up people walk towards a church for what is likely an Easter service. More and more people continue to gather and walk around. A young boy stands in front of his parents looking at Easter eggs. Segment twenty-three: Playing outside, 39:46. A lot of children are piled into a buggy that is being pulled by a horse. An African American woman sits with them watching them. Some of them climb out of the buggy and run around. Segment twenty-four: Church, 39:58. A lot of vehicles are parked outside of a church. After the service the churchgoers stand outside catching up with each other. Many of them are wearing hats. A man kneels down next to a grave. The camera pans across the dirt lot to show all of the people, although it is blurry. Then, some of the churchgoers are at home walking around their house. Segment twenty-five: Hanging out, 42:34. Some women gather to leave a house. Others sit in Adirondack chairs chatting. The sun sets and lights up the clouds. Some men walk out of the house and into the garden with a little girl and boy. A dog wags his tail at them. People walk out of the house and a car drives by. They gather together outside. Segment twenty-six: Downtown, 44:53. Some men stand under an overhang on a building downtown. A car is parked in front of a store with words written on the windows. The corner of a building is painted with an advertisement for Coca-Cola. The camera pans along the street. A woman closes a door while a man stands outside that has "Close 3 p.m." painted on it. The camera films houses as it drives through a neighborhood. Segment twenty-seven: Train ride, 45:35. A young boy and his father walk across a road by railroad tracks. They go back to their car and the mother joins them walking outside. The boy plays with a lock on a train. Hands are shown holding something. A police officer walks towards the camera in front of a police car with "City of Gordon Police" painted on the side. A train comes down the tracks toward them. The father and son climb on as the mother watches. The train then pulls away. At the train station some men load things on a cart. A woman walks in front of a brick building downtown. The police are shown at the train station again. Black slug. Segment twenty-eight: Eating, 47:14. A boy sits at the table with his mother and is eating a meal. They have wall paper in their house. Segment twenty-nine: Houses, 47:35. From the other side of the fence, an old wooden house and other houses are shown. A woman and man work in their garden to clean it up. Flowers from their garden are shown up close by the camera. Some other flowers are shown as well. Segment thirty: Christmas, 48:36. Family members sit around a Christmas tree with tinsel on it and open presents. A boy distributes the presents to everyone. The boy plays with a fire truck he received. The more presents they open, the less of the floor is visible. A couple kisses in front of the tree. The camera pans along many of the presents laid out in the room and the tree. The boy helps his grandmother decorate a tree. He sits on a couch opening present that include a toy airplane and a toy Jeep. His mom presents him with a cake that looks like a circus tent and has "Happy Birthday Carol" written on the icing. The camera pans around rooms in the house and shows the cake up close. The boy, Carol, is now dressed up and standing behind the bake with his toy jeep. He plays with it some. His parents stand with him looking at the cake. He poses for the camera with it. A girl joins him. Black slug. Segment thirty-one: Train station, 54:17. A crowd of people stand at the entrance to a train stopped at the train station. They slowly board the train. The train has "CENTRAL OF GEORGIA" written on it. A smaller group of people watch the train leave the station. Segment thirty-two: People around town, 54:43. A boy standing on the sidewalk pulls his toy guns out of their holsters. A family stands outside of their house while the father cuts the grass. 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